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Keep Your Redmond Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey Redmond car owners – this is something really amazing: For every gallon of gas your vehicle burns, it uses 12,000 gallons of air. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.

That’s like a hundred gallons of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very important but inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesn’t, well, it can lead to expensive problems. Of course, your automobile manufacturer recommends how often to change your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your car in Oregon affects when your filter needs to be changed.

Dusty conditions around Bend or polluted city driving means you’ll need to change your filter more often. Your honest Marshalls Automotive service advisor can check your filter for you. In fact, it’s often a routine part of an oil change.

When you think about it, a clogged air filter won’t allow as much air through as a clean filter. Your vehicle needs this air to efficiently burn its fuel, giving you better MPG and performance.

Dirtier filters don’t work as well as clean ones. A filter can only hold so much, after that, it allows dirt to pass right into your engine. Air filters come in all shapes and sizes. They also come in different grades. There are high performance air filters available for most cars. These high performance filters are a little more pricey in Redmond, but they increase horsepower and may improve MPG to boot.

So it’s essential for Redmond car owners to have their air filter checked. If it needs replacing, it doesn’t cost very much at Marshalls Automotive in Redmond and it should easily pay for itself in better MPG before your next oil change.

Stop by Marshalls Automotive at 2110 S Highway 97, Redmond, Oregon 97756, and we’ll take a look at your air filter for you. Feel free to give us a call at 541-548-5239 to make an appointment.

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  • Original Post Date: February 12, 2015
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