A Clean Air Filter Can Make Your Car More Fuel Efficient
Your vehicle’s engine is like an air pump. Fresh air is pulled in through the intake system and exhaust gasses exit through the tailpipe. To keep the particles that float in the air from damaging expensive engine components, all modern engines are equipped with an air filter. Air filters remove dirt, dust, and other impurities that might destroy your vehicle’s engine from the inside out and provide it with clean fresh air.
While the air filter does an important job by preventing damaging particles from reaching the engine, eventually those particles build up and block the flow of air into the engine. Imagine partially blocking the inlet of a hair dryer with your hand. With a smaller opening for air to flow into, the hair dryer has to work harder to pull in the same amount of air. In the same way, a clogged filter makes the engine of your vehicle work harder to pull in fresh air. When the engine has to work harder, it uses more fuel and has less power to propel your vehicle. According to the U.S. Department of Energy “Replacing a clogged air filter can improve your vehicle’s gas mileage by as much as 10%. Your vehicle’s air filter keeps impurities from damaging the inside of your engine. Not only will replacing a dirty air filter save gas, it will protect your engine.”
It is recommended that air filters are inspected at every oil change and depending on your driving conditions replaced every 15,000 – 30,000 miles.
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