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Your Vehicle’s Air Filters Need Changing

Your Vehicle’s Air Filters Need Changing

Every vehicle has a couple of air filters, one in the engine compartment and one in the passenger cabin. Read on to learn what they do and how often they should be changed. Engine Air Filter The engine air filter is located under the hood. Your engine has an air intake system to provide a balanced air and fuel mixture for the combustion process. And the quality of the air entering your engine is equally important as the fuel coming in. That is why your engine air filter is put in place to keep out the dust, dirt, debris, bugs, and other contaminants that can harm your engine parts.  How Often Should the Engine Air Filter Be Replaced? In short, you should simply exchange it when it looks dirty. If it gets too full or clogged, your engine may not get enough airflow. Moreover, your engine may be at risk of more wear and tear. The frequency of your air filter change can vary depending on the air quality of the environment you drive in. Most professional mechanics will recommend a ... read more

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