Miracle Body and Paint in San Antonio, Texas dedicates this blog post to your car’s air filtration system. We’ll go deeper into the signs that will tell you if your air filters need replacing.
Cabin Air Filter
Cabin air filters are common features in modern cars nowadays. It’s main purpose is to trap impurities such as pollen, mold spores, dust, bacteria, and exhaust fumes before they enter the ventilation system. Since it keeps your family safe and healthy, it’s important to replace it at least once a year. However, your driving habits also play a large role in when your air filter should be replaced. You need more frequent filter replacements if you regularly drive through dusty rural roads or cities with heavy construction. Your health could be affected if your air filter becomes too clogged. In fact, some contaminants may become so concentrated in the cabin that you might be breathing in more of it when you are in your car as compared to walking down the street. It’s time to change your cabin air filter if you notice reduced heating or cooling efficiency, a smoggy or musty smell from the air vents, or you’re regularly getting sinus headaches or having allergic reactions while driving. Make sure to schedule an appointment with Miracle Body and Paint so you’ll know whether your car is equipped with this element and how often it needs to be serviced.
Engine Air Intake Filter
Engine filter traps dirt particles that can damage your engine cylinders, walls, pistons, and piston rings. This filter also plays a role in keeping contaminants off the airflow sensor in fuel-injected cars. The engine air intake filter keeps debris and airborne contaminants out of the engine, so the dirt, dust, and bugs it collects over time can clog and choke off the airflow. When the air flow is reduced, it puts unnecessary strain on your car and can eventually lead to engine power loss. The engine air filter is also affected by driving habits. If you ever notice hesitation while accelerating or a loss in engine power, your engine filter is the likely culprit. Make sure to replace the filter any time it is torn, water or oil soaked, dirty, or if it is showing other signs of wear.