What does the air filter do?
Your car’s engine uses oxygen in the combustion process. The air filter protects the engine by preventing impurities like dirt, dust, sand, and insects from entering the engine, helping to ensure the optimal mix of air and fuel. When the filter gets clogged, it can’t trap these contaminants effectively. If dirt and other particles get into the engine, your vehicle’s performance will suffer, and it can even damage the engine. If you live or work in Bridgman, air filter replacement is nearby when you visit the Brookfield CDJR Service Center in Benton Harbor.
What is an air filter made from?
Air filters come in different shapes. They can be manufactured from various materials, including paper, pleated cotton and foam. Replacing the air filter regularly will prevent it from getting clogged. Air filter replacement is quick. It’s usually part of your car’s routine maintenance service.
What will happen if I don’t change the air filter?
A dirty or clogged air filter is unable to work effectively. The engine must work harder, so there will be a drop in fuel economy. The engine’s performance will decrease, and the vehicle will produce more emissions. You may notice a decrease in acceleration, although you might not notice it at first because the process can be gradual. If the air filter is dirty, it will wear out the engine more quickly.
How frequently should I change the air filter?
Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual. It will list the manufacturer’s recommendation for changing the air filter. If you often drive in heavy traffic, hot weather, or on dirt or gravel roads, you’ll need to replace the air filter more frequently than the manufacturer’s recommendation.
What kind of air filter should I use?
All air filters aren’t the same. The best ones are made from high-density material with more pleats and smaller holes. When you take your car, truck, SUV or van to the Brookfield CDJR Service Center for air filter replacement, we’ll use a high-quality filter that’s best for your vehicle.
How long does an air filter replacement take?
Most air filter replacements are fast. Some manufacturers place them in areas that are difficult to reach. If your car’s air filter is hard to access, it will take longer to replace it.
If you have questions about your vehicle’s air filter, contact the Brookfield CDJR Service Center. Our service team is glad to help. We’re located at 1845 Pipestone Road in Benton Harbor, with convenient hours to serve you.