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Keep Your Pensacola Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

September 1, 2015

Hey Pensacola motorists - this is something really amazing: For every gallon of gas your SUV burns, it uses 12,000 gallons of air. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.

That’s like a hundred gallons of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very important but inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesn’t, well, it can lead to costly problems. Of course, your automobile manufacturer recommends how often to change your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your car in Florida affects when your filter needs to be changed.

Dusty conditions around Pensacola or polluted city driving means you’ll need to change your filter more often. Your friendly Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Pensacola service professional can check your filter for you. In fact, it’s often a routine part of an oil change.

When you think about it, a clogged air filter won’t allow as much air through as a clean filter. Your SUV needs this air to efficiently burn its fuel, giving you better MPG and performance.

Dirtier filters don’t work as well as clean ones. A filter can only hold so much, after that, it allows dirt to pass right into your engine. Air filters come in all shapes and sizes. They also come in different grades. There are high performance air filters available for most cars. These high performance filters are a little more costly in Pensacola, but they increase horsepower and may improve MPG to boot.

So it's important for Pensacola motorists to have their air filter checked. If it needs replacing, it doesn’t cost very much at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Pensacola in Pensacola and it should easily pay for itself in better MPG before your next oil change.

Stop by Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Pensacola at 9350 University Pkwy, Pensacola, Florida 32514, and we'll take a look at your air filter for you. Feel free to give us a call at 850-478-8884 to make an appointment.

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Pensacola
9350 University Pkwy
Pensacola, Florida 32514
850-478-8884

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