All of us Conway car owners know we have to get the oil changed in our compact cars periodically. That’s just part of good car care. But when Little Rock technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That’s why they sometimes let you know that your air filter needs to be changed before releasing your compact car.
Don’t just chock this up to trying to sell you something else. Mayflower car owners really do need to change their air filter when it gets dirty. You can check your owner’s manual to see how often your air filter should need to be changed, but remember, if you live in an area in Arkansas with poor air quality, or if you drive a lot or drive under harsh conditions in the Little Rock area, you may need to change that filter more often than is recommended.
Changing an air filter isn’t guesswork. If a filter’s dirty, it needs to be replaced. Air filters aren’t very costly at Hines Service Center in Conway. But the problems they cause if Conway motorists don’t change them can get to be costly.
For every gallon of gas your compact car burns, it needs 12,000 gallons of air. Clean filters allow better airflow into your engine, which means that your engine will get more air more quickly. That means your compact car engine runs more efficiently.
Dirty air filters cut airflow to your engine. All the debris in the filter clogs up the spaces the air needs to pass through to get to the engine. This dirty air can damage costly electronic components.
If you are in tune with your compact car, you’ll notice a difference when you change a really dirty air filter for a clean one. Your compact car may actually purr for you again. Its performance improves when it has a new, clean filter. So remember, changing your air filter is one of the most critical elements of preventive maintenance. At Hines Service Center, it’s inexpensive, it’s effective, and it’s important.