It’s no secret at all that your engine is as complicated as it is important and occasionally expensive. The best thing anyone can do to ensure long-time health of their engine, as well as their car for that matter, is to do the little things - like get the engine air filter, checked and replaced at appropriate times.
Your car has plenty of air filters, and each are important to the part they serve. Your engine air filters purpose is to just as the name would suggest. To filter the contaminants and debris out of the air going to to your engine for it to run efficiently and smoothly. What do all of the filters have in common along with their general function? They all also often are forgotten about or significance not seen. For your engine air filter particularly, if left alone too long, can cause severe and otherwise avoidable damage to your engine.
The interval at replacing them can vary from driver to driver based on any number of things. Factors like how often your car is driven and through what kind of environment can impact the frequency it needs to be changed. Typically though, you shouldn’t go more than 30,000 miles without have it changed or checked. We recommend having it check every time you come in for an oil change. How to know when it needs to be changed? Along with a semi-regular interval inspection at about 30,000 miles - the latest - it can also be checked just by looking at it. If it’s obviously dirty and filled with debris that doesn’t come off when you lightly touch or blow on it, it’s likely time to get this filter replaced. Another way to know it’s time to give it some attention is if you notice a decrease in acceleration.The good thing is that these replacements are relatively inexpensive. And by keeping up with this easy maintenance, your engine will perform better and longer.
Vern Eide Honda works hard to make getting your car serviced and maintenance one of the easiest parts of your day with convenient weekday and Saturday hours, coupled with early bird and after hour drop off services. Visit Vern Eide Honda today!