Importance of Having Air Filters Replaced
Your car comes with two major air filters that should be regularly replaced: the cabin air filter and the engine air filter. How often these filters should be replaced depends on how and where you drive. In Texas, where it is often hot and dusty, they need to be replaced more often.
What does the cabin air filter do?
The cabin air filter ensures that the air coming into the cabin is clean. It filters out contaminants like pollen, dirt, dust, exhaust fumes, pollution, and more. Replacing the cabin air filter doesn’t just ensure that you breathe cleaner air, it also helps your cabin smell fresher and helps your air conditioning system run more smoothly.
Indirectly, a clean cabin air filter can also help your fuel economy. The harder the A/C system must work, the harder your engine must work to power it.
What does the engine air filter do?
Engines draw in a lot of air to combust with fuel, creating the energy required to move the car. It’s thus important that the air pulled into the engine is as clean as possible. The engine air filter keeps particles out of the engine, such as dirt, bugs, dust, pollen, and more.
In other words, it allows only clean air to pass into the engine, which is important for maximizing performance. It’s common to change this filter every 15,000 miles, but if you drive in dusty areas like you’ll often find in Texas, it may need to be changed more often.
Importance of replacing air filters
Both the cabin and engine air filters are among the most important components of your car. They help both you and the engine breathe easier. Should the engine air filter get clogged, the engine will be unable to draw in the amount of air it needs, forcing it to work much harder. The same goes for the A/C system and the cabin air filter.
Next time you’re due for an oil change at Family Toyota of Burleson in Burleson, Texas, ask our service technicians to replace your air filters too!