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How Often to Change Your Engine Air Filter

Dirty Engine Air Filter

 

Getting your engine air filter changed on time is important to keeping your Chevrolet vehicle performing properly, but many drivers tend to forget or overlook this basic maintenance. Luckily, the GM service center near Champlin is here to remind you! Most brands recommend that you install a new air filter every 30,000-45,000 miles, but you should always check your owner’s manual on how often you should change your engine air filter. Learn more below! 

What is the Purpose of an Engine Air Filter?

An engine air filter prevents any dirt, dust, sand, and other contaminants from getting inside the engine. Because it is doing its job properly, the filter can get dirty and clogged over time, meaning it won’t be as effective and your vehicle performance on the Blaine roads will be less than on par. It can even affect your gas mileage though that effect may not be as apparent. Here are some signs you should look out for in addition to being aware of how often to change your engine air filter: 

  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Misfiring spark plugs
  • Black smoke from the exhaust
  • Service Engine light comes on

Air Filter Replacement Schedule

While how often you change your engine air filter will depend on your model and is stated in your owner’s manual, there are also other factors that will affect the schedule. For example, the road conditions that you are driving in Brooklyn Park or the weather can impact the frequency. If you tend to drive on dirt or gravel roads or like to go out on road trips in hotter climates, then you will need to change the filter more frequently. However, if you mainly drive within Minnesota, then you will know that our area doesn’t get too hot even on summer days thanks to a constant breeze! Not to mention, traffic doesn’t get too crazy either. 

When you gauge it’s time for a replacement, you can easily access the filter on most cars, so you can visually confirm if it’s time. You can also replace the filter yourself as it is easy with these steps: 

  1. Open the air filter compartment.
  2. Remove the old filter.
  3. Drop in a new one.

Or if you feel it’s a job left for a professional, just schedule an appointment and come by our GM service center at Mauer Main Chevrolet, which is near Coon Rapids!

Learn More Basic Maintenance with Mauer Main Chevrolet 

Now that you know how often to change the engine air filter, be sure to ask our GM service center in Anoka for more information on basic maintenance. We know all there is to keep your Chevy running at its best. Reach out today!

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