Technician replacing engine air filter

How Often Should You Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Several factors contribute to when you need to have your engine air filter replaced. Generally, Green Dodge service technicians recommend coming in for a replacement service every 30,000 to 45,000 miles. The automaker will specify the exact mileage in your owner’s manual. If you’re due for a replacement air filter, get in touch with our experienced service department to schedule an appointment. Whether you need help with your engine air filter or have questions about your vehicle’s warranty, our team can help.

What Does an Engine Air Filter Do?

Your engine air filter plays a crucial role in the proper functioning of your vehicle by keeping debris and other particles from clogging up your engine. When the air filter gets old, you’ll notice a decrease in your vehicle’s performance as well as various engine problems. To prevent your engine from becoming clogged and dirty, make sure you’re keeping up with getting it replaced when needed. Below are a few signs to watch out for that may mean your engine air filter needs to be changed:

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

A past-due air filter can also impact your gas mileage, though the change may be too slight for Chatham drivers to recognize.

Replacement Schedule

Although the replacement schedule will be in your owner’s manual, there are a few factors that mean your air filter will have to be changed sooner than the timeframe specified. If you drive on gravel roads or in traffic on hot days, you’ll likely have to get your engine air filter changed more frequently. It’s a good idea to check on your air filter every so often to ensure it’s in good condition for when you’re on the road in Rochester. You can change the engine air filter yourself or bring your vehicle to the service center at Green Dodge.

Stacked engine air filters

Keep Your Engine Running Smoothly at Green Dodge

Your engine’s health is essential to keeping your car in good working order. Though the air filter may seem insignificant, it helps keep the engine clean and prevents it from being clogged by dirt and debris. Learn how to reset your check engine light and other service tips at Green Dodge. Visit us in Springfield to have your air filter changed, or, if you feel comfortable, you can do it yourself from the comfort of your garage. Contact us for questions on replacing your air filter.

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