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WARNING! DIRTY AIR FILTERS DESTROY ENGINES! YIKES!

 Bulletins | 02.23.2019

If the car’s air filter isn’t doing its job, then dirt can enter the engine and make its way into the oil supply over time. This can wreak havoc on expensive internal components of the engine, such as the valves and valve seats, piston rings and cylinder walls.

WARNING! DIRTY AIR FILTERS DESTROY ENGINES! YIKES!

After 34 years of experience, it is my opinion that almost all driving in Northern Illinois places vehicles under the severe service category in their manufacturer’s maintenance schedules. This generally means air filters need to be replaced every 12,000 miles. With the dust raised from local farming, this interval can be as low as 6 months. What happens if you don’t? I can’t say it better than *Mobil Oil does:

“If the car’s air filter isn’t doing its job, then dirt can enter the engine and make its way into the oil supply over time. This can wreak havoc on expensive internal components of the engine, such as the valves and valve seats, piston rings and cylinder walls.”

“Even before causing expensive damage, a dirty air filter can reduce the airflow into the engine, robbing your vehicle of power, reducing performance and fuel economy.”

The photo shown, with the air filters back lit, is from a recent service in our shop. It is an ugly reminder. The great news is that Motor Works’ careful servicing has helped customers get over 500,000 on their cars. Check the review on our Facebook Page from February 1, 2017.

We can’t promise 500,000 miles on every car, but at Motor Works, maintenance is a science. Come see us today about your air filter and all the rest of your vehicle’s maintenance needs.
*https://mobiloil.com/en/article/car-maintenance/basic-car-maintenance-tips/learn-about-car-air-filters

Dangerously Dirty Filter