Engine Air Filter & Why it is Important!

Engine Air Filter Is Important For Your Car

Engine Air Filter and why it should matter to you! Do you know the difference between an Engine Air Filter and a Cabin Air Filter? Engine Air Filters are important for your car, while Cabin Air Filters are essential for your health!

Although these two terms sound the same, they are actually very different! While they both contain “Air Filter” in their title, they play vitally different roles. Cars and humans are quite similar to one another; they both require clean air in order to function properly. The Engine Air Filter is located under your vehicles hood and helps your engine breathe. It is said that for every gallon of fuel that is burned, your vehicle’s engine uses up to 10,000 gallons of air! WOW! Hints why it is so important to change the Engine Air Filter!

If you are not allowing your car to get proper air ventilation, you’re not protecting it! Poor ventilation increases the risk of wear and tear on your engine.

It is Essential to Replace Your Engine Air Filter

If dirty air is allowed to enter the engine’s intake system, foreign particles have the potential to wear away at important metal components of the engine: such as piston rings, cylinders and engine bearings. A clean Engine Air Filter protects your engine from this wear & tear!

  • Dirty air filter can choke your vehicle’s engine
  • Increased fuel efficiency: improved air flow to the engine increases its performance which in turn improves gas mileage.
  • Minimizes car emissions
  • Extends the engine’s life

This Week at V&F

This week one of our customers came in with a complaint about a lot of noise coming from the front of the vehicle near the blower motor area. After test driving the vehicle, the technician was able to confirm the customer’s complaint. Upon further inspection, the technician found a bunch of leaves and a chewed up Engine Air Filter. When he looked down inside the blower motor, he was able to see a part of a mouse stuck on blower motor. Oh boy!

The blower motor was removed and the suspicion of the mouse was confirmed! Can confidentially say that this was the noise the customer was hearing. The mouse got hungry and decided to feast on the Engine Air Filter. Due to the leaves and the mouse in the blower motor it caused some resistance and actually melted the blower motor connectors.

We recommend to replace the blower motor, to clean out all leaves, and replace the connector at the blower motor.

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Blower Motor filled with leaves after a mouse moved in!

Engine Air Filter West Springfield

A mouse chewed on this Engine Air Filter and attempted to make a nest

Blower Motor Connector

After the mouse moved in, it caused resistance in the blower motor which cause the connectors to melt

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Written by Nicole Palange

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