Engine Air Filter Service

Checking Your Car's Engine Air Filter

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When drivers think of their vehicle’s routine maintenance, they probably prioritize oil changes and tire care. Although these types of maintenance are extremely important, they aren’t the only necessary components of vehicle maintenance. One part of maintenance that often goes overlooked is engine air filter replacements. How often you should replace your air filter depends on your specific vehicle and its manufacturer’s recommendations.

New Orleans drivers can find expert advice and affordable vehicle service at Premier Clearance Center Metairie in Metairie, LA. The knowledgeable service technicians in our service department can help you determine if your air filter needs to be replaced. If you do need a replacement, they will change it for you so you can get back on the roads of Slidell in no time.


What Is an Engine Air Filter?

Your vehicle’s air filter plays an important role in protecting your engine. It keeps harmful materials such as dust and dirt from entering the engine and causing damage to its parts. Just like other types of filters, your engine air filter will become clogged with the contaminants that it catches over time. Once the buildup of contaminants reaches a certain level, the filter will become less effective and need to be replaced.

Why Is It Important to Have a Clean Engine Air Filter?

There are a few good reasons to keep a clean engine air filter in your vehicle. For instance, a dirty air filter can have a negative impact on your vehicle’s performance and acceleration. It can also have a minor negative effect on your vehicle’s gas mileage. Overall, it’s important to keep your engine clean and protect it from damage caused by harmful materials entering the system. A clean air filter is a simple way to keep your engine clean and performing at its best for many years to come.

How to Know If Your Engine Air Filter Is Dirty

It can be confusing to try and determine how often your vehicle needs to be serviced. Every driver is different, so your maintenance schedule will look different than someone else’s. When it comes to its engine air filter, how often it should be replaced can be found in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. However, there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to a vehicle’s maintenance schedule, so it can be helpful to know the signs of a dirty air filter. If your air filter is clogged you may notice sluggish acceleration, that your check engine light is on, or even black smoke coming from the exhaust. The best way to know for sure whether you need a new air filter is to take it in for an inspection. You can save time by asking our technicians to check your engine air filter the next time you go in for some other vehicle maintenance like battery service.

You can call or come by Premier Clearance Center Metairie to find fast, affordable, and quality vehicle maintenance and engine air filter service near you.