It’s important to treat your vehicle well, and preventative car maintenance measures like air filter replacement can ensure that your car stays on the road for years to come. If you think your car’s air filter is due to be replaced, don’t hesitate to contact Central Lube today and set up an appointment at one of our locations in Clayton and Smithfield, North Carolina by calling (919) 763-1377 (Clayton) or (919) 763-1378 (Smithfield).
A car air filter is a device that removes solid particles like dust, pollen, mold, and bacteria from the air that’s drawn into the engine during the combustion process. Our professional technicians near Raleigh will inspect the car’s filter to ensure that it’s properly removing these particles and install a new one if necessary.
Symptoms of Clogged Air Filters
Engines generate power by pulling in air and mixing it with fuel, which is then compressed and ignited. The easier it is for an engine to “breathe,” the more power it can generate. A clogged engine air filter can lead to the following problems:
- Decreased gas mileage
- Lower horsepower
- Ignition problems
- Increased engine deposits
Air filters should be replaced frequently in Raleigh. Most manufacturers recommend air filter replacement every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, although cars driven in dusty conditions require more frequent inspections. If you’re getting an oil change with Central Lube soon, ask our technicians to check your filter at the same time. While the extra expense of an engine air filter replacement may seem like an annoyance, it’s always better to spend a small sum on the replacement than to waste hundreds of dollars due to lower gas mileage.
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Contact Us Today!
For high-quality automotive services that are just a short drive away from Raleigh and Garner, NC, contact Central Lube today at (919) 763-1377 (Clayton) or (919) 763-1378 (Smithfield). In addition to replacing air filters, we can also perform full car inspections, differential fluid replacements, power steering fluid flushes, and cabin air filter replacements.