3 Signs that mean Your Truck’s Air Filter Needs to be Replaced
Depending on how you drive your truck, the air filter will need
to be changed every 10,000 to 15,000 miles. Also, if you live in a heavily
polluted or dusty area, or frequently drive on dirt or gravel roads, you should
probably change your car’s air filter about every 6,000 miles. Additionally,
there are also a few signs that you should be aware of that will help you
determine if your need car filter needs to be replaced.
Dirty Air Filter
When periodically checking out your engine, you should check the air filter
as well. If the air filter contains a lot of dirt, debris or grease, then it’s
time to change your air filter.
If you notice that your vehicle doesn’t accelerate well, or simply doesn’t
have the power that it used to, there’s a good chance that the air filter is not
allowing enough air into your car’s engine. Your car needs fresh air for the
combustion process, and a dirty air filter prevents the intake of enough air.
You also may notice jerky acceleration with the pressing of the gas pedal on
your vehicle. This also is a common sign of a dirty air filter.
Strange Engine Noises
A dirty or clogged air filter often leads to many strange noises when the car
is idling. If you notice coughing or spitting type noises when your car is
stopped in traffic, this is a good sign that your car’s engine is not receiving
adequate airflow and that the air filter needs to be changed.