Signs That Tell You It’s Time to Change the Engine Air Filter
Visit us at Eagle River Chrysler, and let our experts inspect your vehicle to ensure that it's running at its best. Our dealership is located in Whitecourt, Alberta, and we extend our automotive services to the surrounding areas. We strive to deliver the best service to support our customers' ownership experience, and we provide information on signs to look out for to avoid mishaps on the road.
Signs That Your Engine Air Filter Requires Replacement
Decrease in Fuel Economy
With a dirty engine air filter, your vehicle will struggle to get the right amount of air to perform optimally, resulting in reduced fuel economy. Although it typically begins as a minor decrease, as the filter accumulates even more dirt, you will find that your fuel economy will suffer more.
When a dirty air filter blocks airflow to the engine, it will result in issues with the ignition cycle since fuel won't have enough air to mix for proper ignition. The vehicle will run rich when this issue happens, and your spark plugs will get fouled after some time.
Good air filters are usually either white or off-white, so if you see that your vehicle's engine filter is dark or has lots of dirt accumulated between the filter elements, then it's a sign that it's time for a new replacement. If you can't remember the last time you replaced your engine air filter or have no records of it being changed in your service records, then you should perform a visual inspection.
Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, the interval for engine air filter replacement can vary. Also, if you tend to drive on dirt roads or harsh environments, then your filter will require replacement more often than normal.
To book any service appointment or have your engine air filter checked, make sure to contact us. The factory-trained technicians from our Service Centre will gladly take good care of you and your vehicle.