Every San Antonio car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter’s dirty. Here’s what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your family car owner’s manual will have a recommendation of when to change the filter. Second, a visual inspection by your Converse technician may determine that your filter it is visibly dirty and needs to be changed.
So between your family car owner’s manual and your Converse technician’s inspection there’s really no guesswork involved.
Now, most air filters purchased in San Antonio don’t cost a lot to replace. It’s just that TX people hate getting caught with an unexpected expense. On the plus side, though, changing a dirty air filter at Cordova Auto Centers can often save enough on gas to pay for itself before your next oil change.
Think about a dirty furnace filter in your Schertz home. When it’s all clogged up, enough clean air can’t get through. In your family car, that means that your engine can’t get as much air as it needs to burn the fuel efficiently. So it makes do with less air and has to use more gas to move your vehicle around San Antonio roads.
Your family car actually needs about 12,000 gallons of air for every gallon of gas it burns. Engine air filters don’t cost much in San Antonio at Cordova Auto Centers. When it’s time to change yours, just get it done. You’ll save money, have better performance and protect your engine.
When driving around Converse, your family car engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot. In fact, a typical vehicle needs about 216,000 gallons of air for every tank of gas.
All that air passes through a filter that catches the dust and dirt. Eventually the filter gets completely full. Because the filter can only hold so much, dirt starts getting through. This dirty air passes through the mass airflow sensor, and starts to accumulate on the delicate sensor element. The mass air flow sensor measures how much air is getting into your engine. When the airflow reading is incorrect, your family car engine doesn’t get the proper amount of fuel. It runs rough and doesn’t perform as well as it should.
Eventually, the sensor is so damaged it needs to be replaced – which is pricy. In fact you could buy a case or two of air filters for the cost of a sensor replacement.
Of course, that dirty air keeps on going through to your family car engine where it’s burned along with the fuel, which dirties up your combustion chamber and increases harmful exhaust emissions – not a good thing for San Antonio air quality, not to mention our lungs.
When your friendly Cordova Auto Centers service advisor brings out your dirty air filter and recommends a replacement, remember the cost and poor performance that can be waiting for you down the road if you neglect this simple Cordova Auto Centers service. Ask your Cordova Auto Centers advisor if it’s time to replace your engine air filter.
Cordova Auto Centers in San Antonio has been providing quality auto repair services for Converse car owners for 30 years. Our specialties include water pump replacement, cabin air filter, and oil change.
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Cordova Auto Centers
12715 Nacogdocher Road
San Antonio, TX 78217