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Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at TYRE TRAK AUTOMOTIVE

All of us in Springfield know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when TYRE TRAK AUTOMOTIVE technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your air filter needs to be changed before releasing your vehicle.

Don't just chock this up to trying to sell you something else. Springfield area drivers really do need to change their air filter when it gets dirty. You can check your owner's manual to see how often your air filter should need to be changed, but remember, if you live in an area in Massachusetts with poor air quality, or if you drive a lot or drive under harsh conditions in the Springfield area, you may need to change that filter more often than is recommended.

Changing an air filter isn't guesswork. If a filter's dirty, it needs to be replaced. Air filters aren't very expensive at TYRE TRAK AUTOMOTIVE. But the problems they cause if Springfield auto owners don't change them can get to be.

TYRE TRAK AUTOMOTIVE
175 chestnut st
Springfield, Massachusetts 01103
4137341746

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TYRE TRAK AUTOMOTIVE Engine Air Filter Replacement

When your experienced TYRE TRAK AUTOMOTIVE technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your air filter.

An air filter does what its name implies: it filters stuff out of the air. Air is drawn into your engine through the filter because your engine needs air to burn fuel. If the filter weren't there, a lot of dust and debris would come into the vehicle engine with the air when you are driving around Springfield. That dust and debris would get hot, burn and produce all kinds of ash and gumminess that would eventually clog up your engine.

Drop in an air filter and voilá! Problem solved.

But air filters themselves get clogged up with all the junk they clean out of the Springfield air. This doesn't allow the junk into the vehicle engine, but it does block up the airflow. A blocked airflow will reduce engine efficiency.

Springfield residents who get a charge out of the feeling of power in their engine might consider upgrading their air filter. Talk to your friendly and knowledgeable TYRE TRAK AUTOMOTIVE service advisor. Premium air filters have been proven to increase horsepower and torque. So with the cost of a premium air filter, you can increase the horsepower in your engine — there's no cheaper way to do that!

It's also one of the simplest elements of routine preventive maintenance – and it protects against damage to expensive vehicle electronic systems. No Springfield resident should have an excuse to drive around Massachusetts roads and highways with a dirty air filter.

TYRE TRAK AUTOMOTIVE
175 chestnut st
Springfield, Massachusetts 01103
4137341746

 

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Engine Air Filter

Today we want to talk about your engine air filter.

That's the filter that cleans the air before it's burned in your engine. Many people in Springfield wonder how often they should change their engine air filter. The simple answer is "when it's dirty." That's a function of how much air has passed through the filter, so your vehicle manufacturer will recommend a mileage interval for replacing the air filter. But you can imagine that how dirty the air is would affect how quickly the filter gets filled.

If you drive in Springfield where there's lots of dust, pollution or pollen, your engine air filter will get dirty more quickly and need to be changed sooner. That's why we check the air filter with every full-service oil change at TYRE TRAK AUTOMOTIVE. We can visually tell if the filter needs to be changed.

Your filter can only hold so much dirt. Once the filter is full, dirt will pass through to the engine. This dirt gums up the combustion chamber, hurts fuel economy and may cause damage. It can also contaminate the Mass Air Flow Sensor which will affect drivability and can be fairly expensive to replace.

A dirty air filter would also restrict the amount of air that gets to the engine, which hurts fuel economy. We can replace your engine air filter with one that matches the factory specifications or you can upgrade your filter for enhanced performance.

So when your Springfield, Massachusetts, service advisor at TYRE TRAK AUTOMOTIVE shows you your dirty air filter, you know how important it is to get it replaced.

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