Why you should change your car's air filters regularly

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*This is a sponsored article by Toyota of Clermont*

 

You are the type of person who likes to keep their car in tip-top shape. You give it amazing car washes, you take it in to get its tires checked routinely, and you always make sure the fluids under the hood, like the washer fluid, are at their optimal levels. But what about the air filters?

 

It may not seem like changing your air filters is that important of an auto service task. But did you know if you leave an air filter inside of your car for too long, it can cause all sorts of problems for your Clermont vehicle? Our team at Toyota of Clermont is here to explain why it’s important to come up with a routine auto service schedule for replacing your air filters.

What can happen to your Clermont Toyota if you don’t replace your air filters

You may not know what the telltale signs of a dirty air filter could be. That’s why our auto service experts have put together a list of some of the side effects of an air filter that needs to be replaced.

 

Decrease in gas mileage

Has it seemed as though your fuel efficiency has decreased lately? That might be due to a dirty air filter. There’s a reduction of airflow that reaches your engine, and that can cause the drop in overall mpg.

 

It’s been over 15,000 miles since your last filter change

The same way that you follow an oil change schedule, we recommend setting up a schedule to get your air filters changed every 15,000 miles. Even if your filter isn’t dirty and hasn't changed too much in color, there may be hard to see pollen and dust clogging it. That’s why we recommend changing your air filter as part of your routine car maintenance every 15,000 miles.

 

Ignition issues

Are you having issues with starting your engine? One of the car parts responsible for starting your car is the spark plugs. If your air filter is too dirty, this can cause the spark plugs to foul. That means they won’t be working properly, and will more than likely cause issues when you try to start the car.

Benefits of keeping track of air filters as part of your auto service routine

So what makes changing your air filter routinely such a good thing for your car? Our Clermont team has noticed significant changes that occur with a customer’s vehicle after changing a filter! Some of these changes include:

  • Reduced emissions

  • A prolonged engine life with better performance

  • Better fuel efficiency

  • Better overall air flow

If you need to change your air filter, it’s something that can be easily done on your own if you want. But if you would rather leave your auto service woes to the professionals, Toyota of Clermont is here for you! Our Clermont service center is located at 16851 State Road 50 in between the Florida Turnpike and Highway 27.