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Tim’s Truck Capital Tip: Your Air Filter Is Important

Posted at Tue, Oct 10, 2017 1:00 PM

At Tim’s Truck Capital and Auto Sales, we know it’s hard to keep up with everything on your plate; between work and family responsibilities, routine car maintenance sometimes gets put on the back burner. However, it’s important to stay on top of routine maintenance.Most people remember to get their oil changed every 5,000 miles, or to rotate tires every 5,000 miles, but an air filter is often overlooked.You air filter is an important aspect of car maintenance, as it prevents a bad air stream which can damage your vehicle and even negatively affect the air you breathe!

What Does An Air Filter Do exactly?

Your air filter is typically located in a black box under your hood on most models, and is designed to purify the air coming into your vehicle and engine. Every gallon of gas used requires around 10,000 gallons of clean air in order to run at maximum efficiency.The air filter in your sedan, truck, SUV or crossover removes contaminants such as pollen and dust from the incoming flow. It also removes similar materials from the air that you breathe.Your allergies and asthma won’t act up as much if you have a clean air filter.

How Often Should You Change It?

You can tell if your air filter isn’t working effectively.Is your car or truck running rougher than usual?Are you having trouble getting it started?These are signs that your air filter may be dirty.It’s wise to inspect your air filter periodically.Look for visible soot or dirt in the filter.If the filter is clogged, it’s time to change it.When you bring your vehicle to Tim’s Truck Capital, your used trucks NH headquarters, we are happy to check your air filter for you and change it as needed.

Stop by Tim’s Truck Capital and Auto Sales today and let us take a look at your air filter.You can also schedule a service appointment online at you’re looking for plow trucks for sale (winter is coming you know) come see us!

Tim’s Truck Capital

904 Suncook Valley Hwy

Epsom, NH 03234

Phone: 888.659.1537

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