Air & Cabin Filters
Q: What is the connection of an automotive air filter and the engine's fuel economy?
A: The connection is actually very simple. The harder your engine has to work to draw in air through the tubes and the air filter, the more gas it has to use. The cleaner your air filter the better your gas mileage.
Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In TucsonPosted June 5, 2012 3:00 PM
Every car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change may have been told that their engine air filter was dirty.
Here’s what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicles owner’s manual will have a recommendation of when to change the filter. Second, a visual inspection by your trusted BRAKEmax technician may determine that your filter is visibly dirty and needs to be changed.
So between your owner’s manual and your BRAKEmax technician’s inspection, there’s really no guesswork involved.
Now, most air filters purchased in Marana, Tucson, Vail, or Catalina don’t cost that much to replace. It’s just that people hate getting caught with an unexpected expense. On the plus side, though, changing a dirty air filter at BRAKEmax Car Car Centers can often save enough on gas to pay for itself before your next oil change.
Think about a dirty furnace filter in your home. When it’s all clogged up, enough clean air can’t get through. In your vehicle, that means that your engine can’t get as much air as it needs to burn the fuel efficiently. So it makes do with less air and has to use more gas to move your vehicle around the Tucson roads.
Your vehicle actually needs about 12,000 gallons of air for every gallon of gas it burns. Engine air filters don’t cost much at BRAKEmax Car Car Centers. When it’s time to change yours, just get it done. You’ll buy less fuel, have better performance, and protect your engine.