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Air Filter Replacement

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The air filter is one of the many components on a vehicle that requires replacement with time. Although it might not seem like something huge, it plays a major part in the proper functioning of your vehicle. Here at Car Services in Reading, we treat every repair and replacement with the same enthusiasm and care. Our professionals will take a look at your vehicle and let you know if the air filter needs to be replaced. We only use authentic equipment and parts for the replacements. Our professionals will take a look at your vehicle and let you know if the air filter needs to be replaced.

How air filter replacement works with Car Services in Reading

What are the recommendations for air filter replacement?

The air filter of your vehicle should be changed between 15,000 and 30,000 miles. This also depends on the style of driving and your driving conditions. If you tend to drive more on unpaved roads or you have a turbocharged engine, you need to replace the air filter more often.

What is the cost of replacing the air filter?

An air filter replacement cost depends on the make and model of your vehicle and on the fact that how accessible the air filter housing is. The cost of an air filter including the labour to install the filter can range from $20 to $60.

What does an air filter in a car do?

As humans need oxygen to stay alive, a vehicle needs oxygen for performing the combustion process. The air filter helps in keeping the air clean. It prevents any dust, insects, particles, debris or sand from entering the engine. It keeps the mixture of air and fuel pure to support performance.

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Things you should know about an Air Filter

What are the common signs of a clogged air filter?

Common signs of a clogged and dirty air filter are:

  • Reduced fuel economy
  • A Misfiring engine
  • Weird and unusual engine sounds
  • The check engine light comes on
  • The air filter looks dirty
  • Experiences reduced horsepower
  • The smell of gasoline when starting the car

What happens if you don't change the air filter in a car?

The first thing that will happen is your check engine light will turn on. It will not cause extreme damage but if you ignore the air filter for too long, it will cause the engine to stop running. The dust and debris from outside build up with time and cause damage to the combustion chamber. The engine would not be able to suck enough air into the combustion chambers and the engine will run rich (i.e. more gas and less air).

What is the importance of replacing air filter?

A dirty filter increases the maintenance costs

The damage done by a neglected filter will cause the car to break down and the repair cost would be way more than the price of an air filter. If you pay attention to the cleaning and maintenance of the small parts of your car, then you wouldn’t have to worry about replacing the whole components.

Increased fuel efficiency

When you replace a dirty air filter, the fuel efficiency will automatically increase and also improve acceleration. It depends on the make and model of your vehicle but replacing a clogged filter only benefits your car.

Does changing the car air filter make a difference?

Clogged or dirty air filters reduce the flow of air to the engine, which changes the balance of air and fuel in your vehicle. This imbalance can pollute spark plugs, and cause the engine to misfire. This will turn the ‘Service Engine’ light on. It will also pollute your surroundings. Just replacing the air filter regularly can help you to stay away from all these inconveniences.

Collection and delivery service

We know that everyone is busy nowadays and you hardly have time to take care of your vehicle and take it to the garage for servicing. To make your life easy, we are offering the collection and delivery service free of cost. If you have pre-booked our service, and your car is drivable, our team will collect your vehicle from a place of your choice and then deliver it back to you after all the repairs are done.

Car Services in Reading operate a fleet of pool cars with a dedicated driver, so wherever we are collecting from, we need to be able to leave one of our pool vehicles either in your work parking space or if in a residential area, we would need to be able to leave our car either at your house or on the road with a permit if required.

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