How to check your air filter

Summer car care: How to check your air filter

Local expert warns of performance issues due to dust and sand accumulation

AS SEEN ON SEVEN SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE. HEY, ALL WEEK WE’VE BEEN SHOWING YOU WAYS TO GET YOUR CAR READY FOR SUMMER. LOCAL AUTO MECHANIC SAYS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON ISSUES THEY SEE, ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF YEAR, HAS TO DO WITH THAT AIR FILTER. YEAH, GENEVIEVE GLASS IS LIVE TO SHOW US HOW TO CHECK IF YOURS IS IN GOOD CONDITION. GENEVIEVE. YEAH, SO THE AIR FILTER GUYS, IT CAN PULL IN ALL THE DIRT AND SAND WITH THAT AIR, AND THAT CAN HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON YOUR ENGINE. SO HERE’S HOW TO CHECK IF YOUR AIR FILTER IS DIRTY. SO YOU’RE GOING TO JUST UNSNAP YOUR AIR FILTER BOX. YOU CAN PULL IT OUT. THIS ONE IS NOT IN BAD SHAPE. IT’S, UH, GETTING A LITTLE DUSTY OR DIRTY, BUT IT’S NOT TOO BAD. UM, AROUND HERE, YOU REALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE STAY CLEAN? THERE’S A LOT OF FINE SAND AND DIRT THAT GETS BLOWN AROUND BECAUSE WE’RE IN THE DESERT. SO YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT. YEAH. SO HE SAYS THAT’S WHAT CAN PLUG UP THAT FILTER, ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THE WIND WE GET THIS TIME OF YEAR. SO THAT WILL EVENTUALLY CAUSE PERFORMANCE ISSUES AND EXTRA STRESS ON YOUR ENGINE. SO IF YOUR FILTER DOES NEED REPLACING, YOU CAN ALWAYS VISIT YOUR LOCAL AUTO PARTS STORE. BUT IF ALL OF THIS IS A LITTLE BIT TOO COMPLICATED FOR YOU, FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO YOUR AUTO MECHANIC FOR SO

Summer car care: How to check your air filter

Local expert warns of performance issues due to dust and sand accumulation

Throughout the week, we’ve been providing tips on how to get your car ready for summer. According to a local auto mechanic, one of the most common issues seen this time of year involves your air filter getting clogged with dirt and dust. This can lead to performance issues and extra stress on your engine. Here’s how to check if it’s clean. “You’re going to just unsnap your air filter box, you can pull it out,” Wayne Lamorder, Shop Foreman at Brown’s Automotive, said. “Around here, you really want to make sure that these stay clean. There’s a lot of fine sand and dirt that gets blown around because we’re in the desert.”If your filter needs replacing, you can visit your local auto parts store. For those not comfortable doing it themselves, Lamorder says you can always visit your local auto shop.

Throughout the week, we’ve been providing tips on how to get your car ready for summer. According to a local auto mechanic, one of the most common issues seen this time of year involves your air filter getting clogged with dirt and dust. This can lead to performance issues and extra stress on your engine. Here’s how to check if it’s clean.

“You’re going to just unsnap your air filter box, you can pull it out,” Wayne Lamorder, Shop Foreman at Brown’s Automotive, said. “Around here, you really want to make sure that these stay clean. There’s a lot of fine sand and dirt that gets blown around because we’re in the desert.”

If your filter needs replacing, you can visit your local auto parts store. For those not comfortable doing it themselves, Lamorder says you can always visit your local auto shop.