Hey Albuquerque drivers – this is something really amazing: For every gallon of gas your minivan burns, it uses 12,000 gallons of air. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.
That’s like a hundred gallons of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very important but inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesn’t, well, it can lead to pricey problems. Of course, your auto manufacturer recommends how often to change your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your car in NM affects when your filter needs to be changed.
Dusty conditions around Algodones or polluted city driving means you’ll need to change your filter more often. Your knowledgeable Dr J’s Auto Clinic service advisor can check your filter for you. In fact, it’s often a routine part of an oil change.
When you think about it, a clogged air filter won’t allow as much air through as a clean filter. Your minivan needs this air to efficiently burn its fuel, giving you better fuel economy and performance.
Dirtier filters don’t work as well as clean ones. A filter can only hold so much, after that, it allows dirt to pass right into your engine. Air filters come in all shapes and sizes. They also come in different grades. There are high performance air filters available for most cars. These high performance filters are a little more costly in Albuquerque, but they increase horsepower and may improve fuel economy to boot.
So it’s critical for Albuquerque motorists to have their air filter checked. If it needs replacing, it doesn’t cost very much at Dr J’s Auto Clinic in Albuquerque and it should easily pay for itself in better gas mileage before your next oil change.
Stop by Dr J’s Auto Clinic at 4201San Mateo N E, Albuquerque, NM 87110, and we’ll take a look at your air filter for you. Feel free to give us a call at 505.341.4747 to make an appointment.
Dr J’s Auto Clinic
4201San Mateo N E
Albuquerque, NM 87110