Most automotive companies recommend changing your air filter every 10,000 to 15,000 miles, or every 12 months. However, if you normally drive in rural or dusty areas such as Scottsdale, Arizona or San Antonio, Texas, you may need to have your mechanic check and replace it more frequently - for example, every 6,000 miles. Similarly, if you drive in busy areas with a lot of traffic, such as Los Angeles and Washington, D. C., where you often have to stop and start your car, you should also consider replacing your air filter more often.
In addition to the engine air filter, most vehicles also have a cabin air filter that is used to clean the air that enters the interior of the car. This filter has a different maintenance program than the engine air filter. Our certified mobile mechanics can perform more than 600 services, including diagnostics, brakes, oil changes and scheduled mileage maintenance. They will provide you with all the necessary parts and tools to keep your car running smoothly.
If your engine overheats due to a low coolant level or a dirty air filter, it's important not to drive your vehicle. Excessively high temperatures can cause catastrophic damage to the engine. Therefore, if you see the dashboard needle rise to the red zone, stop and turn off the ignition immediately. A dirty engine air filter can also cause more serious problems.
You may notice a reduction in fuel consumption, strange noises coming from the engine, cylinders that fail to ignite or the check engine light blinking and giving life. When the engine can't get the air it needs, it won't work as intended. If you drive in dusty areas and especially if you go off-road, the filters will get dirty more quickly and will need to be replaced more often than recommended. Each unit draws in contaminated air and engine filters prevent debris, dust, dirt and bugs from entering the engine.