Keep Your Barnhart Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey Barnhart motorists – this is something really amazing: For every gallon of gas your sedan burns, it uses 12,000 gallons of air. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.

That’s like a hundred gallons of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very key but inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesn’t, well, it can lead to costly problems. Of course, your car maker recommends how often to change your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your car in Missouri affects when your filter needs to be changed.

Dusty conditions around St. Louis or polluted city driving means you’ll need to change your filter more often. Your trustworthy Kevin’s Car Care service professional can check your filter for you. In fact, it’s often a routine part of an oil change.

When you think about it, a clogged air filter won’t allow as much air through as a clean filter. Your sedan needs this air to efficiently burn its fuel, giving you better gas mileage and performance.

Dirtier filters don’t work as well as clean ones. A filter can only hold so much, after that, it allows dirt to pass right into your engine. Air filters come in all shapes and sizes. They also come in different grades. There are high performance air filters available for most cars. These high performance filters are a little more expensive in Barnhart, but they increase horsepower and may improve fuel economy to boot.

So it’s essential for Barnhart motorists to have their air filter checked. If it needs replacing, it doesn’t cost very much at Kevin’s Car Care in Barnhart and it should easily pay for itself in better fuel economy before your next oil change.

Stop by Kevin’s Car Care at 7590 US Highway 61-67, Barnhart, Missouri 63012, and we’ll take a look at your air filter for you. Feel free to give us a call at 6364641200 to make an appointment.

Kevin’s Car Care
7590 US Highway 61-67
Barnhart, Missouri 63012