Your Hyundai’s engine air filter cleans the air going to your car’s engine. It removes debris from the air such as dust, dirt, pollen, and other contaminants or pollutants. This keeps your car’s engine running at its best and also helps prevent damage. Like other filters, the buildup of daily drives in Glendale requires you to replace your air filter when needed.
As you drive in Glendale your engine air filter collects the debris it removes from the air before it reaches our engine. Like any other filter, such as your cabin filter, it needs occasional replacement due to clogging. Different automobile manufacturers recommend different timeframes for replacement. Hyundai and other automotive makers recommend replacing your filter every 30,000 miles while others suggest every 45,000 miles. A trained mechanic can verify if your engine air filter needs replacing.
If your engine air filter is going bad there are signs in your car’s performance due to clean air not getting to the engine. If your acceleration is reduced, horsepower is lessened, the engine missing, and your car is being unresponsive these are all signs the air filter may need replacing. Unpleasant sounds are also another sign of a bad engine air filter.
If your engine air filter is not replaced it can cause your horsepower and acceleration to be reduced, lower miles per gallon of gas, and high emissions. This results in a more expensive, less enjoyable, and less environmental driving experience. Over a long enough time frame you also risk engine damage. Also, if your daily drive to work in Wauwatosa or Menomonee Falls involves a lot of traffic or off-road driving you may need to replace your air filter more often then you’d expect.
In the Milwaukee area, there are several independent mechanics and dealerships you can take your car to. With so many choices narrowing down your choice can be challenging. At John Amato Hyundai of Milwaukee, we know our high-quality automotive services and amenities set us apart. When you take your Hyundai to us for service you can rest easy knowing our fully certified technicians only use OEM parts when working on your car. Regular maintenance can be an inconvenience that’s why we offer rental cars, courtesy shuttle service, online scheduling, Saturday hours, and more. Contact us today to learn more.