Country Town Tire & Auto Service Center

828-324-0051

Provider of unparalleled service and top-quality work on all tires and auto repairs.

Country Town Tire & Auto Service Center

828-324-0051

Provider of unparalleled service and top-quality work on all tires and auto repairs.


How to Know When it’s Time for New Air Filters

How to Know When it’s Time for New Air Filters

Posted: Sep 10, 2021
Author: Country Town Tire & Auto Service Center

It can be difficult to remember when to do all the maintenance items on your vehicle. One maintenance item that is extremely important to do on time is the changing of air filters. Air filters play an important roll in your vehicle, and if left dirty for too long, they can make your car run poorly and possibly break down sooner. Here are five ways to know when it’s time for new air filters:

1.Horsepower – If you are noticing that your car doesn’t respond like it usually does when you press the gas or you feel a jerk during acceleration, then it is possible that your vehicle isn’t getting the proper amount of air due to a clogged air filter.

2.Dirty – If you know how to remove your air filter, then you can remove it to see if it looks dirty. A clean air filter will be white or off white. A dirty one will be brown or gray looking. If you do not know how to remove your air filter but suspect that it is time to replace it, then you can take it to an auto shop to have it inspected.

3.Engine Light – One of the reasons your check engine light can come on is from a dirty air filter. You should always have your car looked at if your engine light comes on.

4.Black Smoke – Black smoke coming from your tailpipe is an indication that your car isn’t getting the proper amount of oxygen. This can be due to a dirty air filter.

5. Gas Smell – If your air filter is clogged, you may smell gas right after you start your vehicle. 


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