Air Filter Factoids

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With National Car Care Month taking place in April, it’s as good a time as any to learn more about certain vehicle components, including your air filter! Here are some facts about air filters to consider this month:

• Much controversy surrounds how often an air filter should actually be replaced…

• Some repair facilities will try and get you to buy one with every oil change…

• While some have believe that it rarely needs changing…

• NEITHER of these are correct!

• Changing the filter too frequently adds NO extra benefit, while not changing it at all can CAUSE problems…

• You can see in your owner’s manual EXACTLY how often they recommend that you change it…

• OR you can have a repair facility that you TRUST examine it and give you their EXPERT opinion…

• A good rule of thumb is to replace it every 10,000 miles or every 3rd or 4th oil change…

• But if you drive in dusty or smoggy conditions then it will require replacement more frequently…

• Based upon past numbers, on average 16% of vehicles have had a dirty air filter in need of replacement…

• It is a good idea to have your vehicle fully inspected TWICE a year, once for summer and once for winter, by a reputable shop…

If you have any questions about your air filter or any other component in your vehicle, give us a call at 651-426-0462 – we’re always available to help keep Ramsey County drivers safely on the road!

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