Atlanta GM Dealer: Change Your Own Air Filter

Your Atlanta GM Dealer, The Southtowne General Motors Superstore wants to remind you to check your air filter to both increase performance and gas mileage. It stands to reason that if your engine runs on a combination mixture of fuel, oxygen and fire having a mismatch in that all important propulsion soup is going to cause some serious degradation in the overall feel of your vehicle. An ignored air filter will cost you money in the long run, I can assure you of that.

Even the government has discussed the importance of maintaining a clean air filter at fueleconomy.gov:

A new studyAdobe Acrobat Icon shows that replacing a clogged air filter on cars with fuel-injected, computer-controlled gasoline engines does not improve fuel economy but it can improve acceleration time by around 6 to 11 percent. This kind of engine is prevalent on most gasoline cars manufactured from the early 1980s onward.

Tests suggest that replacing a clogged air filter on an older car with a carbureted engine may improve fuel economy 2 to 6 percent under normal replacement conditions or up to 14 percent if the filter is so clogged that it significantly affects drivability.

Remember, the air intake filter shouldn’t be neglected on any car. Further, the conditions you drive in will determine when the repair of the filter will be needed. Work trucks driving in harsh/dirty conditions will obviously need to be replaced more than a filter from a vehicle stored in a garage and driven only around Atlanta.

Changing your air filter is easy and demonstrated in the video below.

See! It’s not that hard. However, if you’d rather not mess around with it, orĀ  have any questions in general, feel free to contact your Atlanta GM Dealer, the Southtowne General Motors Superstore and we’d gladly take care of it for your. You’ll see an immediate improvement in the performance and gas mileage immediately following the service.

 

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