Why Should You Replace Your Car’s Air Filters?

Why do air filters need to be replaced?

According to Rich White, executive director for the Car Care Council. “Checking the cabin air filter is a simple preventive maintenance step that goes a long way toward protecting passengers, as well as the vehicle’s HVAC system.”

What does the air filter have to do with the AC system? When the cabin air filter congests with dirt and debris, it can clog the heater and air conditioner. If your auto repair shop only checks the air conditioner or heating system without first examining the cabin air filter, you could pay the price for needless repairs.

With any air filter service, it is crucial to replace a dirty air filter. Simply cleaning the air filter and reinstalling it won’t sufficiently protect your ventilation system.

Can a dirty air filter impact fuel economy?

While a used cabin air filter can impact the AC system, an old engine air filter can cause acceleration problems. In fact, gas mileage can improve by as much as 10% when a dirty engine filter is replaced. Considering your vehicle can use more than 10,000 gallons of oxygen for every gallon of gas burned, clean airflow is essential to efficient engine performance.

The Nice Difference in air filter service

With your understanding and authorization, our ASE-certified technicians will perform a visual check every 3,000-6,000 miles. Inspections ensure both the cabin air filter and engine air intake filters are clean and in proper working order. A visual inspection is free, and it never hurts to take a peek.

At Christian Brothers Automotive Springfield, we guarantee our friendly staff never suggests an unnecessary replacement or repair.

If it’s been more than a year since your last air filtration system inspection, you discover a dirty or musty smell from the AC system, or you notice a loss in acceleration power, schedule an air filter check.

Call Christian Brothers Automotive in Springfield, Missouri for a filter inspection today. We’ll show you the nice difference!