Why Your Car's Air Filtration Is So Important


Yark Auto Group would like you to take a second to think about your car’s air filtration systems. There is more than one in almost every make and model, and both systems play a critical role. The engine air filter makes sure your engine stays clean and performs at its prime. The cabin air filter ensures you and your family can breathe easy year-round. When was the last time you checked your air filters? Below are some basic car maintenance tips that will keep you and your engine running clean.

Engine Air Filters

Your vehicle’s engine sucks in air from the atmosphere surrounding the vehicle. This means that anything airborne could be drawn into the engine, and your vehicle is not equipped to handle heavy particulates in the combustion chamber. To make sure dust and debris, car manufactures install an engine air filter to catch any particulates in the air being drawn in. If the filter is not high quality, it can allow dust into the engine, causing excess engine sludge, decreased oil life, and premature engine wear. If the filter has not been changed or cleaned recently, then the airflow to the engine will be restricted, and your engine will not run as it is designed to.

Cabin Air Filters

Cabin air filters provide you and your passengers with clean air. Regardless if you are drawing in air from the outside, or if you prefer the air inside to be recirculated, it all passes through your cabin air filter. This allows the filter to rid the air of allergens, dirt, and other contaminants that can cause the interior of the vehicle to become dirty and smelly. Just like your engine air filter, it catches particulates that are airborne and harmful to your health. The cabin air filtration system is often forgotten about, but it too needs to be checked, cleaned, and replaced regularly.

Know when to change your air filters and check them regularly. Parts and service experts at Yark Auto Group are standing by to help guide you on how to take care of your car. If you do not know how to change your car’s air filters, let the professionals do it for you. Call to make an appointment or to talk to the maintenance specialists in your area.

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