The following Engine Air Filter video is presented by North Wells Service Center:
The following Engine Air Filter animation is presented by North Wells Service Center:
Today we want to talk about your engine air filter.
That’s the filter that cleans the air before it’s burned in your engine. Many people in Fort Wayne wonder how often they should change their engine air filter. The simple answer is ‘when it’s dirty’. That’s a function of how much air has passed through the filter, so your manufacturer will recommend a mileage interval for replacing the air filter. But you can imagine that how dirty the air is would affect how quickly the filter gets filled.
If you drive in Fort Wayne where there’s lots of dust, pollution or pollen, your engine air filter will get dirty more quickly and need to be changed sooner. That’s why we check the air filter with every full-service oil change at North Wells Service Center. We can visually tell if the filter needs to be changed.
Your filter can only hold so much dirt. Once the filter is full, dirt will pass through to the engine. This dirt gums up the combustion chamber and hurts fuel economy and may cause damage. It can also contaminate the Mass Air Flow Sensor which will affect drivability and can be fairly expensive to replace.
A dirty air filter would also restrict the amount of air that gets to the engine which hurts fuel economy. We can replace your engine air filter with one that matches the factory specifications or you can upgrade your filter for enhanced performance.
So when your Fort Wayne IN service advisor at North Wells Service Center shows you your dirty air filter, you know how important it is to get it replaced.
Stop by or give us a call if you have questions:
North Wells Service Center
522 Wallywood Dr
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
At North Wells Service Center in Fort Wayne IN we install quality NAPA replacement parts. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.