Air Filter Replacement

Engine Air Filter

Inspection/Replacement interval:

The Engine Air Filter should be inspected at every regular scheduled maintenance interval. Replacement interval for the Engine Air Filter is every 30,000 miles.

 

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1. If I ignore it?

  • Lower fuel economy
  • Hesitation during acceleration
  • Possible premature damage to engine cylinders, pistons and rings
  • Engine runs richer
  • Restrict air entering the engine
  • “Check Engine” light may come on
  • Could flunk an “Emissions Test”

 

2. If I take care of it?

  • Increased fuel economy and performance
  • Traps harmful dirt particulates
  • Prevents contaminants from damaging engine components
  • Keeps contaminants off the mass air flow sensor

 

Staggering Stat:

Replacing a clogged Engine Air Filter may improve your car’s gas mileage by as much as 10%. Your car’s Engine Air Filer keeps impurities from damaging the inside of your engine. Not only will replacing a dirty Engine Air Filer save gas, it may protect your engine.

Source: fueleconomy.gov