Engine Air Filter
What is it?
Your car’s filters are important to the longevity of your car and interior comfort. Maximize your car investment by replacing filters regularly.
What does it do?
The air filter traps dirt particles, which can cause damage to engine cylinders, walls, pistons and piston rings. The air filter also plays a role in keeping contaminants off the airflow sensor (in fuel-injected cars). The cabin filter helps trap pollen, bacteria, dust and exhaust gases that may find their way into a car’s ventilation system.
Typical Wear and Tear
Filters are normal wear items that require regular checks and replacement. Factors that affect replacement intervals include:
• Driving habits
• Driving and road conditions
• Type of filter
• Vehicle type
• Poor gas mileage
• Hesitation while accelerating
• Musty odor in the cabin
(Article originally written for and posted to http://www.carcare.org/)