Changing your air filter is an important part of protecting your engine. Engines that work by internal combustion need lots of clean air so that the fuel can burn and provide the force to power the engine.
Engines must have very clean air for this task because if dirt, dust or particles get inside the engine it will cause damage. That is where the air filters come in. It filters the air before it goes into the combustion chambers and protects parts like the pistons and cylinders from wear and damage.
Reasons for Air Filter Replacement:
Save money on petrol.
It's also essential that your engine has a very precise mix of fuel and air, so if your air filter is congested and the engine gets starved of air then your car will 'run rich' which puts strain on your engine, and can increase your fuel consumption by up to 10% and no-one wants to use more petrol than they have to!
Protect your engine:
Old air filters get congested and weak and become more likely to get damaged, allowing all kinds of particles into your system - these particles can cause very expensive damage to your car.
So while replacing your air filter might seem like something you can delay to save money - the benefits a clean air filter gives you in petrol savings, improved performance and engine protection will leave far more money in your pocket in the long run.
Replacing you air filter means:
- Prolonged engine life
- Improved fuel efficiency
- Reduced car emissions
At Port Adelaide Auto Repairs we check your air filter as part of every full car service - whether that be a major, minor, manufacturers' handbook or log book service.
We can perform log book service and more on a wide range of makes and models right here in Port Adelaide - simply call us today and tell us about your car and your last service and we can give you a quote today.
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