It's no secret that anyone can go to a parts store, buy a new engine air filter, and replace it themselves. That's not really the point. A professional usually conduct a multi-point inspection, tops off fluids, visually assures there are no immediate malfunctions in either the engine components or vehicle accessories, and assures any manufacturer recommended maintenance points are addressed as needed. Further, should there be any warranty issues or factory parts recalls, the technician will be aware of those considerations and share such information with the owner of the vehicle.
The basic answer as to why engine air filters need to be replaced is that they do their job. The filter collects dust and debris, safeguarding the engine, or perhaps the fuel injectors or carburetor as applies to specific makes and models by year, by allowing infiltrates to collect on an easily replaceable filter instead of causing more expensive harm to the other components and systems the car uses. It always makes more sense to pay a few bucks for a new air filter than to pay a few hundred dollars towards repairs caused by grit and grime finding its way into the engine.
Replacing Your Engine Air Filter
The engine air filters aren't the most important aspect of a vehicle's running systems. Most likely and in all reality, nothing is going to happen if you don't replace the filter. Until it causes a problem which is more expensive to fix and more of an inconvenience while your car is out of service for a few days. Then the repairs, with labor and parts, is going to be exorbitant. Running a car without a filter, or with a compromised filter which isn't doing is a job, might work for a few days. Eventually, some sort of road grime is going to get in the airflow and lodge itself in a fuel distribution chamber causing the engine to not work properly. Worse yet, there are going to be more small pieces of the debris waiting to work their way into the rest of the fuel injectors, causing poor performance and horrible gas mileage.
Choosing a Local Authorized Service Center - Briggs Nissan
Air filters are often overlooked, which explains why you need an authorized dealer technician such as Briggs Nissan in Manhattan, KS and serving the surrounding community including Junction City to conduct routine maintenance and assure your vehicle is achieving optimal performance and safety according to your needs.