When it comes to delivering exceptional care for your vehicle, the talented service staff at Briggs of Fort Scott leaves no stone unturned. Even the smallest and most minor of maintenance items, including your engine air filter, deserves our immediate attention. After all, we pride ourselves on providing the services your car, truck, or SUV needs in order to maintain its performance, fuel efficiency, and longevity. Our air filter replacement service is just one of many we offer for our valued customers in Fort Scott and surrounding areas like Pittsburg, KS, and Nevada, MI.
Just as you need air to breathe, your engine needs air to mix with fuel and complete the combustion process. Before outdoor air reaches your engine, however, it needs to be filtered to prevent any dust, debris, and other unwanted contaminants from reaching the air intake and cylinders. The engine air filter separates these contaminants from the air, trapping them within the fibers of the air filter while allowing fresh air to pass through.
The more you use your engine air filter, the dirtier it becomes and the more difficult it is to push fresh air through. You can see this happening with your own eyes as the engine air filter becomes progressively darker and dirtier in appearance with time and use. Eventually, the air filter will become so clogged that it prevents fresh air from getting to the engine, which in turn makes your vehicle burn more fuel, generate more exhaust emissions, and suffer a noticeable drop in overall performance.
Not every vehicle is the same, but the general rule of thumb is that you should replace your engine air filter between 15,000 and 30,000 miles. Of course, your vehicle owner’s manual will have more accurate recommendations for your specific vehicle. The right time for an engine air filter replacement will also vary depending on the environment your vehicle regularly operates in. If you regularly drive on unpaved roads, for instance, then you may have to replace your engine air filter sooner than you’d normally expect.
At Briggs of Fort Scott, we get that taken care of your vehicle can sometimes turn into a hassle. That’s why we offer an incredible array of vehicle services that cover all aspects of your vehicle, even the small and simple ones like your engine air filter. So, the next time you need an engine air filter replacement, turn to us for top-notch service. It's easy to schedule an appointment with our online service scheduler.