In today’s modern world we all want to do our part of being as green as possible. Our vehicles can sometimes make that hard, but luckily maintaining and changing your vehicle’s air filter can be a cheap and easy way to help reduce your carbon output, and help you save money at the gas pumps as well. I’ve partnered with Legacy Dealership to help explain the importance of our vehicle’s air filter and reasons to maintain them.
Why It’s Important to Maintain the Air Filter
So why is your air filter important? Simply put, your car needs to breathe. The combustion in your car works by combining gasoline vapors with air to create the explosion needed to power the engine. If your air filter is dirty or clogged then your car simply can’t get the air it needs and has to use more fuel in order to make the car go.
This means that yoYou use more fuel meaning you spend more on gas and you’re putting more exhaust into the atmosphere. So keeping our air filter in good order is an easy way to get the most bang for your buck so to speak. So here’s a few tips to help you get your air filter in tip top shape
Know when it’s time for a change
- Decreasing gas mileage
- Spark problems or trouble starting the car
- Problems with acceleration
- Service engine light comes on
These are all signs that it may be time to either clean or change your air filter every 5k miles or so.
You can simply vacuum the dirt and dust from the filter to extend its life between changes. When you’re ready to change the filter you can either do it yourself to save a few bucks or have a mechanic do it for you, either way, you’ll save money in the long haul. Also for you gear heads out there, a cleaner air filter helps to improve horsepower. So do your part to save the planet and your wallet and go ahead and check your filter today. Your car will breathe better I promise.