Keep Your Frederick Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Posted May 23, 2017 12:03 PM

Hey Frederick - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.

That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very important but inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesn't, well, it can lead to problems. Of course, your vehicle manufacturer recommends how often to change your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your vehicle in MD affects when your filter needs to be changed.

Dusty conditions around Frederick or polluted city driving means you'll need to change your filter more often. Our trained professionals at Tire World of Frederick can check your filter for you. In fact, it's often a routine part of an oil change.

When you think about it, a clogged air filter won't allow as much air through as a clean filter. Your vehicle needs this air to efficiently burn its fuel, giving you better fuel economy and performance.

Dirtier filters don't work as well as clean ones. A filter can only hold so much; after that, it allows dirt to pass right into your engine. Air filters come in all shapes and sizes. They also come in different grades. There are high performance air filters available for most vehicles. These high performance filters cost a little more, but they increase horsepower and may improve fuel economy to boot.

So it's important for Frederick drivers to make sure and have their air filter checked. If it needs replacing, it doesn't cost very much at Tire World of Frederick in Frederick and it should easily pay for itself in better fuel economy before your next oil change.

Tire World of Frederick
5702 Industry Lane
Frederick, MD 21704
(301) 698-9200




 




Search


Archive

August 2015 (16)
September 2015 (5)
October 2015 (5)
November 2015 (4)
December 2015 (2)
February 2016 (1)
March 2016 (5)
April 2016 (4)
May 2016 (5)
June 2016 (4)
July 2016 (4)
August 2016 (5)
September 2016 (4)
October 2016 (5)
November 2016 (4)
December 2016 (4)
January 2017 (5)
February 2017 (4)
March 2017 (4)
April 2017 (4)
May 2017 (5)
June 2017 (3)

Categories

Air Conditioning (4)
Alignment (5)
Auto Safety (1)
Automotive News (3)
Battery (1)
Brakes (1)
Cabin Air Filter (3)
Cooling System (5)
Diagnostics (1)
Differential Service (1)
Drive Train (2)
Exhaust (1)
Fluids (2)
Fuel Economy (1)
Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down (1)
Fuel System (10)
Headlamps (1)
Inspection (1)
Keys to a long lasting vehicle (2)
Maintenance (16)
Monitoring System (1)
Older Vehicles (3)
Parts (3)
Safety (1)
Service Intervals (4)
Service Standards (3)
Shocks & Struts (3)
Steering (3)
Suspension (1)
Timing Belt (1)
Tires and Wheels (13)
Transmission (2)
Windshield Wipers (2)