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4 Benefits of Replacing Your Car's Air Filter

Your vehicle’s air filter is a key component in keeping your car's engine running smoothly and efficiently. Having your car’s air filter changed on a routine basis not only helps to increase your engine’s longevity, but also provides numerous other benefits. Keep reading to discover these four benefits of regularly replacing your car’s air filter.

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1. Improved Fuel Efficiency

Black exhaust smoke indicates that unburnt fuel is escaping. The cause might be as simple as the air to fuel ratio being off because of a clogged air filter. Replace that clogged filter with a new one, and you can enjoy better fuel efficiency and no more black smoke!

2. Lower Emissions

A clogged or damaged air filter can lead to reduced air flow throughout the engine, disrupting your vehicle’s air-fuel balance. This imbalance can lead to an increase in exhaust emissions. Lower emissions and help keep the air cleaner by replacing your car’s air filter on a regular basis.

3. Improved Performance and Longer Engine Life

Your vehicle’s engine doesn't run on fuel alone. The proper mix of fuel to air is crucial to both your vehicle's performance and its longevity. A clean air filter can increase your vehicle's acceleration, improve its overall performance, and keep your engine in good condition for as long as possible.

4. Reduce Allergens

The air filter lets clean air through while keeping harmful contaminants like grease, dirt, insects, leaves, pollen, and other debris out of your vehicle's intake manifold and cylinders. A clean, properly working air filter not only helps prevent damage to the engine, but also helps to reduce the amount of allergens circulating throughout your car.

Don't Miss Out on the Benefits of a Clean Air Filter

At Custom Complete Automotive, we understand the importance of routine vehicle maintenance tasks such as replacing a dirty air filter. That is why we are proud to provide our comprehensive oil change, lube, and filter service. We'll check your vehicle's filters, belts, and hoses, top off all the essential fluids, and ensure your vehicle is running smoothly. To learn more about our oil, lube, and filter services, or to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Missouri, contact us today!

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Eric Riddles

Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.

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