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Keep Your Mentor Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

September 24, 2015

Hey Mentor auto owners - this is something really amazing: For every gallon of gas your SUV 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 essential 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 vehicle manufacturer recommends how often to change your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your car in Ohio affects when your filter needs to be changed.

Dusty conditions around Cleveland or polluted city driving means you’ll need to change your filter more often. Your friendly Tuffy Mentor service advisor 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 SUV needs this air to efficiently burn its fuel, giving you better fuel efficiency 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 pricey in Mentor, but they increase horsepower and may improve gas mileage to boot.

So it's critical for Mentor car owners to have their air filter checked. If it needs replacing, it doesn’t cost very much at Tuffy Mentor in Mentor and it should easily pay for itself in better gas mileage before your next oil change.

Stop by Tuffy Mentor at 8415 Station Street, Mentor, Ohio 44060, and we'll take a look at your air filter for you. Feel free to give us a call at 440-255-6333 to make an appointment.

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8415 Station Street
Mentor, Ohio 44060
440-255-6333

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