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Why should you change your car air filter on a regular basis?

Other than electric cars, most modern automobile engines run by internal combustion and requires air to operate.

Without air, fuels cannot burn to provide the explosive force that powers the engine properly.

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where it was hard to breathe? It could because of a cold, allergies, smog or excess smoke in the air. How did it affect you? It probably slowed you down and took more effort to perform basic activities. A dirty car air filter creates the same situation for your engine.

If the air going into the engine is not clean it runs the risk of dust, dirt, and debris quickly fouling up the engine, causing poor performance and potentially shortening the life of the car.

Foreign particles in the air going into the engine act as abrasives, wearing away at engine bearings, piston rings, and cylinders. In addition, modern engines rely on a precise ratio of air to fuel. When the engine is starved of air, the fuel mix is said to run too “rich,” which in effect puts added strain on the engine.

Air filters allow just the right amount of clean air into the vehicle engine while trapping the grit that would do your engine harm.

Over time the air filter gets clogged with grit and prevents proper airflow to the engine, at which time your air filter needs to be changed.

How often should you change your car air filter?

Some mechanical advisers recommend changing your car air filter as often as every 5000 kilometers, along with changing the oil.

Others say that’s a little too excessive and that you should simply use your judgment in visually spot-checking the air filter and change it out when it looks dirty.

Your automobile manufacturer would have you check the owner’s manual.
General Motors, for instance, suggests for many of its vehicles, changing the car air filter at the 100,000-kilometer mark.

In reality, the proper answer is a proactive approach and inspect the air filter every 10,000 kilometers. It costs nothing to look, only takes a moment and it could save you from expensive repairs down the road!

How often you change your car air filter is different for every single vehicle because each one goes through separate conditions in its life.

If your vehicle sees much use in dusty, harsh conditions (gravel roads, off-roading, farm work), then more frequent air filter changes are in order. If, on the other hand, the car is only driven on Sundays to church by a little old lady, then air filter changes can go much further in between.

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Dylan Courville
12/23/2020 - Google

My Father trusts Paragon to maintain his vehicles and they have always taken great care of him. When I came to Paragon Drew was very accommodating to all my needs. I had a clutch slave cylinder go out on my car and was trying to limp the car to Paragon. He offered a tow truck and I did end up needing it to get halfway there. As promised the truck showed up in just 15 mins and the tow truck driver was also very courteous. When I got the car there they diagnosed the problem and emailed me the invoice to approve the work before they did anything. The diagnose time was very quick and they performed all the work for me in under 3 hours including the time to get the part from Lordco. Absolutely awesome job. Thank you very much to everyone at Paragon.

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Isaiah Wenger
12/23/2020 - Google

Usually I get my winter tires and wheel alignment done at Canadian Tire but found a deal with these guys and they did an awesome job. They were professional, on time and worked around my schedule to get the work completed. I would recommend them to any one looking for quality car service. This was my first time using them but plan to use them again in the future when my next car issue arises.