Every time a vehicle’s driver presses the gas pedal, they are controlling how much air and fuel enters the engine. The engine air filter system aids in filtering the air’s contaminants and helps ensure the correct air/fuel mixture. For every gallon of gas your engine burns, it uses 12,000 gallons of air. All of that air has to be filtered to keep the inside of your engine clean. Your manufacturer recommends intervals for changing your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your car affects when your filter needs to be changed. Your engine air filter is inspected with every service by our AOCA Certified trained technicians.
The climate control system in your passenger cabin includes a filter that helps remove dust, pollen, mold spores and other particles from the air and improve the interior air quality that you and your passengers breathe. Your vehicle manufacturer recommends replacement at normal and severe intervals based on your driving habits. If you routinely drive in particularly challenging environments – on dirt or dusty roads – consider using the severe recommended interval. Even if it’s unclear when the last time your filter was replaced, your technician can tell if it’s clogged with dust and debris.