How will I know if it’s time to change my air filters?
The engine air filter traps dirt and debris particles from entering the engine, and, if left alone, can cause damage to your engine components such as cylinders, pistons, rings, and valves. Undue clogging starves your engine of vital volumes of air that are required to mix with the fuel, which could result in loss of engine performance and reduced fuel economy.
Dusty roads and heavy traffic congestion can affect how often yours needs to be changed. Dirty filters restrict the air entering the engine, and if severe, can impact performance!
A dirty air filter might appear clean but should still be replaced at the recommended intervals. A new filter will increase gas mileage, reduce emissions, allow optimal airflow, and improve engine performance. Filters should be inspected at every oil change service and depending on your driving conditions, it’s best to discuss with your Budget trained technician on the best course of action.
Compare your vehicle’s cabin air filter to your home’s furnace filter, acting in the same manner, trapping dust, dirt, and debris. Over time, it can become blocked and contaminated, preventing clean air to circulate within your vehicle’s interior. With the recent smoky summers, much of British Columbia has experienced, it’s recommended to change yearly. Keep the air inside the car fresh so you and your passengers can breathe easy!
Visit your local Budget Auto Centre to discover our customer first, value-added approach to building lifelong relationships with you, our customers. We’ll take pride and care ensuring the air inside your vehicle is fresh and clean. Call your neighbourhood repair experts today, the guys who know cars.