Importance of Changing Your Car’s Cabin Air Filter | Mission, TX
Routine maintenance on your vehicle is the number one way to help ensure its safe and long-term operation. We often think of oil changes and tire rotations, but another common maintenance item that actually maximizes your car’s performance is regularly changing the air filter. This is a service that we offer at Bert Ogden Cadillac in Mission, Texas; our service department currently offers several contactless maintenance options in response to COVID-19.
So why do we recommend regularly replacing your air filter?
1. It extends engine life. Plain and simple, changing the air filter keeps your engine clean and free of expensive-to-repair damage. It also makes it easier for your engine to operate. Dirty air filters keep your engine from getting the oxygen it needs (imagine breathing openly vs. breathing through a folded bath towel). When your engine doesn’t get fresh oxygen, you risk engine misses and rough idling.
2. It increases efficiency. Who likes paying high gas costs? Nobody. By keeping your air filter clean, you are allowing proper combustion to happen in your engine, so it doesn’t have to work as hard to make your car go. According to The News Wheel, a clean air filter can increase efficiency by 14 percent.
3. It’s the cheap fix. Letting your air filter go too long without replacement results in expensive fixes. On the flip side, replacing an air filter takes just minutes, and supplies are inexpensive.
For all your maintenance needs, contact the service department at Bert Ogden Cadillac in Mission, Texas.