Automotive Repair: The Importance of Air Filters

Mechanic Replaces An Air Filter

Regular automotive repair and maintenance are crucial to keeping your vehicle on the road and out of the shop. Preventative care, which includes things like air filters, can go a long way to averting significant damage or repairs. It’s easy to forget about your air filters and neglect to change them, but they serve an essential function in your vehicle. In today’s blog post, Crossroads Ford Lincoln takes a look at the importance of air filters.  

Improves Gas Mileage

Studies have shown that a clean air filter can improve your gas mileage by as much as 10%. Not only do air filters improve your vehicle’s gas mileage, but statistics show a large number of cars need a new air filter. One in four cars needs a new air filter, which is a substantial number of cars on the road. A new air filter can give you over 20 extra miles per tank of gas — and it’s among the simplest of automotive repairs!

Improves Airflow 

Airflow is crucial for the performance of your vehicle. Your air filter’s primary role is to increase the airflow in your car. Specifically, a high-performance air filter compared to a standard paper filter can make a big difference to the airflow of your vehicle because they don’t accumulate dirt as quickly. A clean air filter functions best, and improved airflow is what ultimately leads to other benefits such as better gas mileage and enhanced spark plug health. 

Reduces Oil Consumption

High levels of oil consumption can often lead to problems with spark plugs and other major parts. The term most commonly used for this problem is “burning oil.” While all vehicles burn oil to an extent, the level to which they burn oil is critical. A new air filter helps keep your oil clean because air mixes properly with fuel in the engine. The more dirty air that gets into your engine, the more polluted your oil will become. This leads to quicker oil burning. 

Contact Crossroads Ford Lincoln for Automotive Repair

Changing your air filter is one of the easiest automotive repairs you can make, and it goes a long way to improving the health of your car. For more information on the automotive repair Crossroads Ford Lincoln offers, give us a call at (502) 695-1990 or contact us online today.


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