Automotive Maintenance Tips

May 30, 2017
Spring & Summer Car Maintenance Tips: Air Filter

Air Filters clean outside air before it enters our vehicles engines to prevent damage and accelerated engine wear caused by contaminants in the air. After a certain period of time, the particles that the air filter block clean air from entering your engine, clog your air filter and require it to be replaced.

Typically, it is recommended that you change your air filter every 19,500KM. However, not all drivers drive the same and certain road and air conditions can make a difference in the life of your air filter. For instance, if you do a lot of driving on dirt roads, your air filter will clog up significantly faster than an air filter on a vehicle used strictly for highway driving. The only way to check is to give it a quick inspection. We will check your air filter and other components of your car very time we perform an oil change at Imperial Street Auto Repair Burnaby. If you’d like to check it yourself, simply pull out the air filter and hold it to a light. If you can’t see the light through the air filter, it is time to get it replaced.

Over the winter, your car’s air filter can get clogged with salt from the roads and other thick debris. Especially if you live somewhere where there is a lot of snow.

In addition to protecting your vehicle from air contaminants and increasing the life of your engine, a clean air filter will also improve your fuel efficiency. Replacing a dirty air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. Air filters are relatively inexpensive and can be replaced for as little as $18 at Imperial Street Auto Repair, depending on your vehicle make and model.

We hope you found this information helpful! If you have any questions about maintaining your vehicle, please don’t hesitate to contact the good folks at Imperial Street Auto Repair & Detailing in Burnaby at 604-434-1120. We offer friendly, affordable and reliable auto repair and detailing services. Also, make sure to visit our services page and deals page to learn more about what we have to offer and our current promotions.

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