It's Spring! Why It's Time to Change Your Air Filter

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There are a number of good reasons to change your vehicle’s air filter on a regular basis. Keep in mind that for each gallon of gas your vehicle uses, it uses up to 10,000 gallons of air. This knowledge is usually enough to make anyone’s draw drop. Your air filter is vital for proper vehicle operation, and spring is one of the best times of year to change it.

Why Should You Change Your Air Filter In the Spring?

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  1. Changing your air filter increases fuel efficiency. A new filter can also increase a vehicle’s ability to accelerate by up to 11 percent on vehicles with modern fuel-ejection systems. Gas mileage may increase as well.
  2. If you would like to do your part in working toward a cleaner environment, a clean air filter can reduce harmful emissions. A dirty air filter can offset a vehicle’s air-fuel mixture. The car may idle rough with a decrease in gas mileage.
  3. A new air filter can help increase the life of an engine. Manufacturers design filters to trap dirt so it does not reach the engine. Pistons and cylinders can take on damage from particles as small as a grain of salt. You can be sure that costly engine repairs will result.
  4. A new air filter can be one of the most effective, and least expensive, components to replace on a vehicle. They are easy to change as well. The vehicle’s manual has information on where you can locate the engine’s air filter.
  5. For best results, vehicle owners should change their air filter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles or so. Change them even sooner if driving conditions are generally dusty. Even if the air filter looks clean at 15,000 miles, you should still change it.

Where Can I Have My Air Filter Changed?

You can always learn more by scheduling a stop at Husker Chevrolet. The service personnel is friendly and knowledgeable. They are maintenance experts and are happy to answer any questions while addressing any vehicle concerns.

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