Made out of heavy plastic paper, air filters are an impressive piece of technology. Air is allowed to pass through into your engine, but not pesky dust and debris. Think of an air filter as a shield. Air filters are considered an essential part of your car’s fuel supply system. A properly working air filter equates with an excellent fuel economy, and a damaged air filter equates with dirty gas.
How often should I replace my air filter? This depends on your climate and driving conditions. If you spend a lot of time driving on dirty, dusty roads, you will need to replace your air filter more often. If you drive more often on paved roads, you can replace it less. However, here are a few guidelines to follow:
Replace your air filter every other oil change.
Replace your air filter once a year.
Replace your air filter every 30,000 miles.
By the way, air filters are not the only things that need to be changed or replaced periodically. Robert’s Collision & Repair is offering a Spring Special of $10 off of an oil change service; valid through March 31, 2015. When you bring your vehicle into us for regular vehicle maintenance, we will recommend that the transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, etc. be changed periodically, too. All these steps will keep your vehicle operating to its utmost potential, keeping you and your family safe from breakdown worries.
The team at Robert’s Collision & Repair can easily check your car’s air filter for you. We will make sure your air filter, along with the entire engine, is running optimally. To schedule an appointment, call us at 831-373-1534, or visit our 26,000 sq. ft. facility at 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. We look forward to serving you!