Import Auto Service is a full-service maintenance and repair shop specializing in Acura, Honda, Subaru, Saab, BMW, Mini, Lexus, Toyota, Infinity, Nissan, Audi, Volkswagen and more.  Contact us for appointments and more information.

Import Auto Air Filtration Services

Import Auto Service helps you and your engine breathe a little easier. Fresh air is vital for both you and your vehicle. Import Auto keeps the air in your vehicle, as fresh as possible with regular checks and maintenance to your engine and cabin filters. Regularly maintaining your engine filter helps keep your engine performing at its peak performance while maintaining the air filter for your cabin keeps unwanted particles like dust, allergens and mold spores from entering. With over 40 years in service, you can trust your vehicle is in the best hands.

Car Air Filter Services

The air filter in your car might be one of the smallest parts of your vehicle, but it is also one of the most important. The job of the air filter is to circulate air throughout your engine so that the engine can do its job properly. A dirty car air filter can create many problems for your engine and vehicle, and if not inspected on a regular basis, can lead to much larger problems. Ignoring a dirty air filter is a mistake that you most certainly do not want to make. It is important to visit your mechanic for routine checkups so the mechanic can inspect the air filter for any signs of debris or that it needs to be changed.

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1825 George Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Signs of a Dirty Air Filter

While there are many signs that your air filter is dirty and needs to be changed, there are some typical signs to watch out for that indicate a dirty air filter. One of those signs is your engine’s performance and fuel economy. An unclean car air filter can cause your engine to work harder, waste more energy, and burn more gas than normal. Your engine can also begin to misfire as a result of a dirty air filter. Additionally, it can cause residue to gather on your engine and spark plugs, which significantly impact your engine performance. This will almost always cause your engine to misfire. Replacing the filter can make a world of difference in your engine’s performance.

Another indication that your car air filter is dirty is if you are noticing strange sounds coming from the engine. If your car is making any noises that you have not heard before, is vibrating or doing anything else unusual, it could be a sign of a dirty air filter. Your check engine light might also light up if your air filter is dirty as well. This is because your engine is not getting the amount of air it needs from the air filter because it is dirty. The engine will begin to gather carbon deposits which will cause the check engine light to turn on. Any time your check engine light is on is a clear indication that you need to visit your mechanic.

Import Auto Air Filter Services

How Often Should I Change My Air Filter?

As you can see, a dirty car air filter can wreak havoc on the health and safety of your vehicle, especially the engine. While the type of vehicle you drive impacts the specific timeline for changing your air filter, the general rule is approximately every three years or 30,000 miles. If your car hasn’t had the air filter changed during this timeline or if you are experiencing any of the above signs of a dirty air filter, schedule a tune up with your mechanic today.