This past November, our friends over at the non-profit Car Care Council want to spread the word about importance of checking engine and cabin air filters.
Just like humans, our cars need to breathe, and the air filters are the parts that make this possible. By checking air filters regularly throughout the year, especially heading into the end of the year, ensures the durability and well being of your vehicle.
What does the Car Care Council have to say?
“Air filters are your vehicle’s first line of defense against contaminants that reduce cabin air quality and negatively impact engine performance,” said Executive Director Rich White of the Car Care Council. The negative performance White is referring to are dirt particles and pollutants that without an engine filter would damage parts of the car’s engine. The engine air filter’s main job is to stop these particles from reaching engine cylinders, pistons and bearings that could lead to the engine losing power.
When it comes down to the cabin air filter, its main duty is to clean the air that flows through to the passenger area of the car. Many of the things it can filter out include pollen, bacteria, dust and exhaust. We all know these are things you don’t want to breathe in or have damage your AC or heating system – so thank your filter for that!
How often should air filters be inspected?
Both engine and cabin air filters should be inspected regularly, and a good time to do so would be during an oil change. This should be a standard practice, but be sure to ask the technician just in case. Your local AVP Service Center recognizes the importance of your air filters and other parts, so call 215-547- 3908 to schedule a quick appointment and check out all the services AVP offers here!