What You Need to Know.
Fresh air is super important! Our bodies need fresh air in order to give us energy and help us perform at our best. Your vehicle is no different! Without a proper supply of clean air, your vehicle will struggle to create optimal performance when you need it most. The air outside also has a lot of particles and debris that you’re not always aware of. The last thing you want while driving is to have these harmful debris sucked into your engine and damage it. On top of that, you’ll want to make sure that you have a comfortable supply of clean air inside the cabin of your vehicle. A good cabin air filter will ensure that your driving environment is clean and comfortable. Whether you’re stuck behind a super heavy trailer that’s belching diesel fumes or driving through a rainstorm, make sure your vehicle keeps the unnecessary contaminants out of its air supply.
Why Proper Air Filters Matter.
Engine air filters will help your engine run better and keep foreign objects from potentially lodging themselves inside and damaging it. Over time, your engine air filter can become clogged with leaves, dirt, grime and other forms of undesirable materials. Depending on the type of weather conditions that you’ve been driving through, water can also damage your engine air filter. This goes double for your cabin air filter, as mold and other harmful particles can make people ill if inhaled during your drive by you, children and other passengers. It’s especially important to have clean air inside your vehicle if you or one of your passengers has allergies or respiratory issues.
Maintenance and Air Filter Issues.
Preferably, air filters in your vehicle should be replaced about every 12,000 – 15,000 miles. Keep in mind that you should be replacing both your engine air filter and cabin air filter, even if they don’t appear to be very dirty! A new cabin air filter will help ensure your drive remains free of potentially harmful substances getting inside your vehicle, and a new engine air filter will help increase gas mileage, reduce emissions and improve performance. If your vehicle doesn’t have its engine air filter changed properly, you can run the risk of not getting the air flow it needs to work properly. This will lead to an illuminated check engine light and the vehicle running rough.
Quality Brands, Quality Performance.
The best air filters on the market come from respected brands such as Parts Plus, FVP, STP, Bosch and Carquest. Usually, both engine air filters and cabin air filters will be comprised of pleated materials such as cotton, synthetic paper or foam. Air filters come in a variety of shapes and sizes, such as rectangular panels, circular and cylindrical. Modern materials mean that your air filters will last longer, especially when they are installed properly by professionals.
How We Can Help!
Don’t let you and your vehicle be asphyxiated by poor quality air, nip any potential issues in the bud with the professional experts here at Pat’s Auto Service Center! Both you and your vehicle need clean air to perform at their best. Keeping the air to your engine clear will keep it running smoother. Cleaner air to the cabin will ensure that you have a healthier driving experience. Pat’s has the proper engine and cabin air filters from the best brands to keep your drive smooth and comfortable. With brands such as FVP, Carquest and Parts Plus at our disposal, you and your vehicle can count on breathing easy in any situation. All that is needed is some basic vehicle information and our service advisors will find the best filter to suit your vehicle’s make and model.