When Should You Replace Your Engine Filter?
Your engine has to work harder as dirt, dust, and other particles clog up its air filter. For those who drive regularly, engine air filters should be replaced every 25,000 km – 50,000 km. This variance depends on travel distance as well as road conditions. Vehicles that frequently travel along dirt or gravel roads will need to change their air filters more often than those that predominantly drive on asphalt. If you’re not someone who uses your car very much, replace your filters every three years or so.
To add to this, filters harden with age, which makes them more prone to tearing. If particles pass through the filter, there’s a better chance of them damaging your engine’s cylinder walls or pistons. The experts at Lube Motors will inspect your air filter during every oil change to let you know if a replacement is necessary.
What Are the Symptoms of a dirty Engine Air Filter?
When you are overdue for an engine filter replacement you may notice an increase in fuel consumption. Other symptoms of a clogged air filter could also include your vehicle experiencing slower acceleration, dense black smoke emitting from your tailpipe, and higher running RPMs. Depending on the severity of the clog, fuel economy can sometimes worsen, and occasionally, the Check Engine light might also turn on.
Consistently maintaining the air filter will greatly reduce the strain being put on your engine, which will help keep your car on the road longer. To ensure your vehicle’s running its best, visit your local Lube Motors today for the fast, hassle-free replacement of your car’s engine air filter. Drive-in and drive on for safer, better travel.