All of us Albuquerque drivers know we have to get the oil changed in our sedans periodically. That’s just part of good car care. But when Bernalillo technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That’s why they sometimes let you know that your air filter needs to be changed before releasing your sedan.
Don’t just chock this up to trying to sell you something else. Peralta car owners really do need to change their air filter when it gets dirty. You can check your owner’s manual to see how often your air filter should need to be changed, but remember, if you live in an area in New Mexico with poor air quality, or if you drive a lot or drive under harsh conditions in the Bernalillo area, you may need to change that filter more often than is recommended.
Changing an air filter isn’t guesswork. If a filter’s dirty, it needs to be replaced. Air filters aren’t very costly at Jim’s Automotive in Albuquerque. But the problems they cause if Albuquerque auto owners don’t change them can get to be expensive.
For every gallon of gas your sedan burns, it needs 12,000 gallons of air. Clean filters allow better airflow into your engine, which means that your engine will get more air more quickly. That means your sedan engine runs more efficiently.
Dirty air filters cut airflow to your engine. All the debris in the filter clogs up the spaces the air needs to pass through to get to the engine. This dirty air can damage expensive electronic components.
If you are in tune with your sedan, you’ll notice a difference when you change a really dirty air filter for a clean one. Your sedan may actually purr for you again. Its performance improves when it has a new, clean filter. So remember, changing your air filter is one of the most critical elements of preventive maintenance. At Jim’s Automotive, it’s inexpensive, it’s effective, and it’s vital.