What Is an Engine Air Filter?
Internal combustion engines need air to operate and to keep the internal combustion process going. Without it, the engine is not going to function properly
. The engine air filter serves as a filter for all the air that passes through the engine and that eventually is incorporated into the internal combustion process that helps your car drive down the road. The engine air filter helps to trap the dirt and grime that comes from the engine and to prevent the dirt from going into the engine during operation. The engine air filter makes certain that the air entering the engine is clean and that it is going to contribute to your car running smoothly.
When to Schedule a Filter Replacement
This filter, like many filters
in your car, does need to be changed out fairly often. The engine air filter can generally follow the same change schedule as your oil and can be changed while you are having an oil change
in your car. In most cases, the engine air filter is going to be included in the price and procedure of your normal oil change when you do go to get it swapped out. An engine air filter that is part of a car that drives a great deal is going to need to be changed out quicker than a car that does not drive often but as a general rule, three months or 3,000 miles
is a good time frame for engine air filter changes. This is going to help keep your engine running cleaner, running better, and running more efficiently overall so that you do not have to deal with issues like your car choking out because it is not getting enough clean air. Your engine needs fresh air to run properly so making sure that this filter is changed out as needed is going to better ensure that.