Are you the type of person who always keeps track of their car’s auto service? You make sure to get tire rotations whenever you need it, and you always make sure to keep your fluid levels in an optimal place. But what about your air filter? Something that we might forget about or tend to think isn’t important are the filters in our cars. Our team at Toyota of Clermont is here to tell you why regularly changing your filters as part of your auto service routine is important.
Toyota of Clermont explains when you need to change your filter
Do you know what to look out for in regard to dirty filters? Our Clermont auto service experts have put together a list of symptoms that can occur if your filters need to get replaced.
Lower gas mileage
Have you noticed that your fuel economy just isn’t what it used to be? Sometimes, thanks to the reduction of airflow, a dirty air filter can cause your fuel efficiency to be lower than what you’re used to.
Your filters are completely dirty
If you paid attention to an installation of a new filter, you may have noticed that it’s usually white or off-white. An easy way to tell that your air filter needs to get replaced and is way too dirty is by checking the color! If it’s mostly dark brown or black in color, it might be time to get a new filter. Our service checks can easily check your filter when doing a routine oil change.
Problems starting up
Have you noticed that you’re having issues starting up your engine? That could be due to a dirty filter! Because your filter isn’t circulating the proper amount of clean air, your spark plugs can foul.This fouling can cause issues like idling and issues turning the ignition. Since clean air isn’t getting in, a too rich air-fuel mixture can harm your engine. It can cause a buildup of engine deposits that can cause your “Check Engine” light to flash.
You’ve hit 15,000 miles since your last change in filter
Just like getting a routine oil change at our Clermont service center every 5,000 miles, we recommend getting your air filter changed every 15,000 miles. Even if you can’t see a buildup of dirt, things like dust and pollen can clog the air filter and cause issues.
Keep your car running great with routine auto service
Do you think it may be time to change your filters? Or maybe you need some other auto service to keep your car running in tip-top shape. Whatever your service needs may be, our team at the Toyota of Clermont service center will help you every step of the way. We’re located at 16851 State Road 50 in between the Florida Turnpike and Highway 27.