Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently.  Let’s go scientific for a minute. For every gallon of fuel we burn driving in Chicago, twenty pounds of carbon dioxide is created.  How can a gallon of fuel that weighs a just about six pounds produce twenty pounds of carbon dioxide?

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Carbon is produced from the gasoline, but the oxygen is produced from the air.  It takes an estimated twelve thousand gallons of air to burn a gallon of fuel in your cars engine.  Clearly, your vehicle needs a lot of air to keep going in Chicago.  Clean air is best!

Air Filter

You’ve seen the pictures of people in Japan wearing face masks.  They want some kind of filter to keep unwanted pollution and germs out of their lungs.  Well, your vehicle also runs better when clean air is entering the engine.  When your vehicle air filter is dirty, it can not trap any more dirt, so the pollutants just pass through into your air intake system. From there it can clog your, air flow sensors, fuel injectors and even get into the engine itself. Not surprisingly, burning dust and pollen in your vehicle engine will effect engine performance.

Replacing a dirty air filter at Triangle Auto Service in Chicago can improve your fuel economy by up to ten percent. At today’s Chicago fuel prices, you should be able to pay for a new air filter before your next oil change.

When your vehicle engine air filter needs to be replaced; it needs to be replaced. How often depends entirely on the level of air pollution where you drive. A simple visual inspection at Triangle Auto Service in Chicago will tell you when you need a new engine air filter. We inspect the air filter as routine maintenance at every oil change.

Triangle Auto Service
4060 N. Elston
Chicago, Illinois 60618