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3 Reasons Why Spring is the Best Time to Change Your Air Filter

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3 Reasons Why Spring is the Best Time to Change Your Air Filter

Spring is in the air… and that means pollen isn’t far behind. Our list of tasks to tackle grows as we pack away our heavy winter coats and blankets, clean the house from top to bottom, and start preparing for warmer weather.

But all too often, our cars get overlooked. In the hustle and bustle of dusting, scrubbing, and cleaning up the exterior of our houses, we don’t think about our vehicles and getting them prepared for spring and warmer weather.

Getting the exterior of your car prepped for sunny days is important to maintain to prevent fading, scratches, and dents, but the most important thing you can do for your vehicle is to maintain the engine and the operating system. This starts with your air filter.

Pollen is Unavoidable

Just like you may get allergy medication from your doctor when the pollen count is high, your car needs to see your mechanic for a new air filter. Pollen diminishes the air quality which can have a negative effect on your car’s engine performance. Changing your filter at the change of the seasons will prevent pollen from blowing into your car.

Clean Air Filter, Clean Car

Your air filter protects your engine from the infiltration of tiny particles of pollen. If your filter is clogged with too much pollen and dirt, the dirt will eventually start to come through your air vents and cover your car in grime and dirt. This will turn your detailed car into a mess.

Efficiency is Crucial

During the warmer months, running the air conditioning can place strain on your vehicle’s air filter. Keeping your air filter clean will minimize the strain and help you breathe easier. A dirty filter results in the reduced efficiency of your heater core or air conditioning being clogged.

This is an easy, routine task and a painless and relatively inexpensive process that will save you the headache of a clogged filter or poor air quality later on.

Visit the trusted mechanics at Trust Auto for a spring tune-up and a new air filter. Call us today at (443) 552-3131 or click here to schedule your appointment.