Every Albuquerque car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter’s dirty.

Here’s what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your sedan owner’s manual will have a recommendation of when to change the filter. Second, a visual inspection by your Albuquerque technician may determine that your filter it is visibly dirty and needs to be changed.

So between your owner’s manual and your Bernalillo technician’s inspection there’s really no guesswork involved for Albuquerque car owners.

Now, most air filters purchased in Albuquerque, Cedar Crest, Isleta, or Peralta don’t cost a lot to replace. It’s just that New Mexico people hate getting caught with an unexpected expense. On the plus side, though, changing a dirty air filter at Jim’s Automotive can often save enough on gas to pay for itself before your next oil change in Albuquerque.

Think about a dirty furnace filter in your Albuquerque home. When it’s all clogged up, enough clean air can’t get through. In your sedan, that means that your engine can’t get as much air as it needs to burn the fuel efficiently. So it makes do with less air and has to use more costly New Mexico gas to move your vehicle around Bernalillo roads.

Your sedan actually needs about 12,000 gallons of air for every gallon of gas it burns. Engine air filters don’t cost much in Albuquerque at Jim’s Automotive. When it’s time to change yours, just get it done. You’ll get better gas mileage, have better performance and protect your sedan engine.


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