Most people have experienced it: you get your oil changed and are told you also need to change your air filters. Wait, air filters? There’s more than one? Yes, and both are pretty important.
Every engine needs three basic things to work: Spark, fuel, and oxygen. Some of the things that an engine does NOT need includes: dust, pollen, dirt, feathers and small rodents. A clean air filter allows oxygen flow while preventing the latter from being introduced into your engine. While a dirty air filter will keep all the dirt and small rodents out, it will also restrict the air flow and cost you precious fuel efficiency. In fact, changing your air filter is one of the easiest and most inexpensive things you can do to boost your fuel economy.
Your cabin air filter serves a similar purpose. It keeps dust, pollen, dirt, feathers, spores, bacteria, pollutants, exhaust gas and odors out of the main cabin of your vehicle. The cabin is where you and your family ride. While some older vehicles don’t have one, most vehicles made this century (since 2000) have a cabin air filter. When your cabin air filter gets clogged, your heating and air conditioning flow can become restricted. The filter can even get kind of smelly. Changing your cabin air filter each year before cold season may even help prevent a few cases of the sniffles.
In metro-Atlanta we have a lot more pollutants, Georgia red clay, and the dreaded pollen that attacks every spring and even fall. At Automotive Blessings we recommend metro-Atlanta drivers replace their air filters every 15,000 miles or twice a year. A Great way to remember to replace your air filters is to do so each time you change your clocks. We always install main air filters with no labor cost to you, so call today to schedule an appointment.