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What are the Signs of a Dirty Air Filter?

What are the Signs of a Dirty Air Filter?

A vehicle's engine is the heart of the locomotive, and without proper air circulation, the engine cannot function properly. The combustion process in the engine requires air to function, without which the vehicle may 'suffocate'. For air to reach the engine, it has to go through the air filter. The air filter ensures the air directed to the engine is free of dirt, debris, bugs, and other contaminants that can damage the engine. However, over time, the air filter may get clogged, affecting the air quality that goes to the engine, thereby affecting the vehicle's overall performance. When should you replace your air filter? Drivers are advised to change their air filters after every 12 months or 10,000 to 15,000 miles. However, if you drive through dusty roads often, you should have your air filters checked every 6,000 miles. What are the signs of a dirty air filter? The air filter appears dirty This is one of the most common signs of a dirty air filter. A clean air f ... read more

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