Air filter

Fuel Saving Tips June 13, 2013
 

This is something really amazing: For every gallon of gas your Chicago car burns, it uses 12,000 gallons of air. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.
Thatís like a hundred gallons of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesnít, well, it can lead to costly problems. Of course, your manufacturer recommends intervals for changing your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your car affects when your filter needs to be changed.
Dusty conditions in and around Chicago or polluted city driving means youíll need to change your filter more often. Your Triangle Auto Service technician can check your filter for you. In fact, itís often a routine part of an oil change.
When you think about it, a clogged air filter wonít allow as much air through as a clean filter. Your car needs this air to efficiently burn its fuel, giving you better fuel economy and performance.
Dirtier filters donít 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 cost a little more, but they increase horsepower and may improve fuel economy to boot.
So have your air filter checked. If it needs replacing, it doesnít cost very much and it should easily pay for itself in better fuel economy before your next oil change.
Stop by Triangle Auto Service at 4060 N. Elston, Chicago, Illinois 60618, and weíll take a look at your air filter for you. Feel free to give us a call at 773-539-5858 to make an appointment. www.triangleradiator.com, www.triangleradiator.net, www.chicagobrakerepair.com



 

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