Why You Must Change Your Car’s Air Filter

February 22nd, 2021 by

A man changing a car's air filter - El Dorado Mazda in McKinney, Texas

Sometimes the smallest components have a major impact on the health of your car. Take your car’s air filter. This element works overtime protecting the efficiency and performance of your car’s engine, but sadly, regular checks and replacements may not be on your car care radar as often as they should be. When you are crossing off your maintenance to-dos or scheduling a service appointment at El Dorado Mazda, remember to check if your air filter needs replacing.

Less Efficient

A clogged air filter will deter the efficiency of your car. You do not want precious fuel and your hard-earned money going to waste just because of a dirty air filter.

Sluggish Performance

An old, worn-out air filter will cause your car to work harder than it needs to, meaning you are sacrificing the performance of your car. It may even cause your check engine light to glow.

Vulnerable Engine

An air filter’s job is to protect your car’s engine. It is an important line of defense against dirt and debris infiltrating the working components of your engine.

Refer to your owner’s manual to see the recommended schedule for changing your model’s air filter. Typically, you will need to replace it between 12,000 to 15,000 miles. Our service department at El Dorado Mazda will be glad to assist you with this important maintenance task.

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