What does the engine’s air filter do?

Your car’s filters are important to the longevity of your car and interior comfort. Maximize your car investment by replacing filters regularly.

What does an air filter do?
The air filter traps dirt particles, which can cause damage to the engine cylinders, walls, pistons and piston rings. The air filter also plays a role in keeping contaminants off the airflow sensor (in fuel-injected cars). The cabin filter helps trap pollen, bacteria, dust and exhaust gases that may find their way into a car’s ventilation system.

Typical Wear and Tear
It is normal for filters to wear out and it usually gets checked when you get your oil changed, but it important for you know check it as well! Factors that may affect the time intervals in which you replace your filter include:

• Mileage
• Driving habits
• Driving and road conditions
• Type of filter
• Vehicle type

Symptoms that your air filter may need replaced:
• Poor gas mileage
• Hesitation while accelerating
• Musty odor in the cabin

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