When to Replace Your Vehicle’s Engine Air Filter

By Product Expert | Posted in Service on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 at 9:30 pm
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How Long Do Engine Air Filters Last?

Engine air filters keep the air entering into the engine system clean and free from debris. Unfortunately, they become dirty and clogged over time and should be replaced. How long do engine air filters last? How important is it for drivers to take their vehicle in for filter replacement? We’ve answered these and other commonly asked engine air filter questions down below.

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How Long Do Engine Air Filters Last?

A good rule of thumb for determining when an engine air filter needs to be replaced is about every 30,000 miles, or roughly three years for the average driver. Every vehicle has a different recommended schedule for an engine air filter replacement, however. This can usually be found by searching the owner’s manual for your model.

Automotive Issues Caused By Dirty Engine Air Filters

Driving with a clogged engine air filter can result in a variety of vehicle issues. If your engine air filter is so dirty that it no longer allows in enough air, the engine has a more difficult time generating horsepower and torque, resulting in decreased performance. A dirty or deteriorated air filter can also result in debris getting trapped in the engine system, which could cause damage over time.

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Melloy Honda in Farmington, NM is capable of helping drivers in the area with all types of automotive service, including engine air filter replacement. Schedule a service appointment today either by calling our service staff at 505-716-4238 or by using the online scheduling tool found on our website. In addition to engine air filter replacement, other available automotive services include coolant flushing, oil changing and automotive electrical service.

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