How to Change Your Car's Engine Air Filter
The engine air filter is a critical component of your car that works to clean the air of contaminants before they reach your engine. With a fresh and functional filter, your engine can breathe easy and have no problem with combustion. Drive with a contaminated filter, and you might as well be choking your car with a pillow. That’s exactly why most experts recommend changing the air filter at regular intervals. This is a pretty straightforward job that usually requires very few tools or no tools at all.
Here's how you can easily change your car's air filter.
Engine air filter installation guide
When inspecting the old filter, you might realize it is not that dirty, and you might be drawn to put it back. We recommend avoiding that. Even if the filter doesn't appear to be heavily soiled, reusing it risks transferring pollutants and contaminants to the filter's clean side. This can compromise the filter's performance.
Benefits of regularly changing your car's air filter
Neglecting to replace your car's air filter on time can lead to a range of issues. Driving with a contaminated and clogged air filter can reduce your engine's efficiency and increase fuel consumption. By regularly changing your car's air filter, you maintain good airflow to the engine, which can increase fuel efficiency, optimize emissions, and extend engine life. Most manufacturers recommend changing standard air filters every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, or more often if you drive in dusty conditions.
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