Hey Reno motorists – this is something really amazing: For every gallon of gas your sedan burns, it uses 12,000 gallons of air. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.
That’s like a hundred gallons of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very important but inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesn’t, well, it can lead to expensive problems. Of course, your auto maker recommends how often to change your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your car in Nevada affects when your filter needs to be changed.
Dusty conditions around Sparks or polluted city driving means you’ll need to change your filter more often. Your friendly Automotion service specialist can check your filter for you. In fact, it’s often a routine part of an oil change.
When you think about it, a clogged air filter won’t allow as much air through as a clean filter. Your sedan needs this air to efficiently burn its fuel, giving you better fuel efficiency and performance.
Dirtier filters don’t 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 are a little more costly in Reno, but they increase horsepower and may improve fuel efficiency to boot.
So it’s important for Reno motorists to have their air filter checked. If it needs replacing, it doesn’t cost very much at Automotion in Reno and it should easily pay for itself in better fuel efficiency before your next oil change.
Stop by Automotion at 225 Telegraph Street, Reno, Nevada 89502, and we’ll take a look at your air filter for you. Feel free to give us a call at (775) 624-5152 to make an appointment.
225 Telegraph Street
Reno, Nevada 89502