When you think of automotive maintenance, you probably don’t think about your car’s air filter. But the air filter is an important component that should be inspected and changed periodically. If you live in Burley, air filter service is quick and easy when you visit Con Paulos Chevrolet in Jerome.
What does the air filter do? To prevent engine damage, the air that passes through the engine must be clean. Your car’s air filter prevents small particles of dust, dirt, and other contaminants from getting into the engine. These particles can enter the engine and impair the car’s performance, leading to expensive engine damage. The air filter is made of pleated paper that gets dirty and clogged over time. A dirty air filter needs to be replaced. When your vehicle needs a new air filter, visit Con Paulos Chevrolet for air filter service near Burley.
What happens if I don’t change my car’s air filter? A dirty air filter can’t work efficiently. The engine has to work harder, and you’ll get lower fuel economy, a loss of engine performance, and more emissions. You may also experience sluggish acceleration. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a clogged air filter can cause up to an 11% reduction in acceleration. The loss of acceleration may be so gradual that you won’t notice it. A clogged air filter can also lead to engine wear that will decrease the engine’s life.
How often should I change the air filter? Manufacturers have different recommendations regarding the frequency of changing the engine’s air filter. Check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. In general, the engine air filter should be replaced between 15,000 and 30,000 miles. The filter should be changed more frequently if you drive in heavy traffic, hot weather, or dusty environments like dirt or gravel roads.
What kind of air filter does my vehicle need? Most engine air filters look the same, but they vary in quality. High-quality filters are made from high-density material with smaller holes and more pleats. This provides better engine protection. When you bring your car to the Con Paulos Chevrolet Service Center for an engine air filter replacement, we’ll use a high-quality filter that’s right for your vehicle.
How long does it take to replace the air filter? Most air filters can be replaced while you wait. However, to save space, some automakers place the filters in locations that are hard to reach. If your vehicle’s air filter is difficult to get to, it will take a little longer to replace.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about your car’s air filter. Our expert service team is glad to assist you. In addition to changing the air filter, we offer a complete range of automotive maintenance and repair services. Ask our staff to schedule an appointment or use our online Schedule Service page.
Con Paulos Chevrolet is located at 251 East Frontage Road South in Jerome. Check our website for our hours and directions to our dealership.