Every Ankeny car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter’s dirty.
Here’s what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your sedan owner’s manual will have a recommendation of when to change the filter. Second, a visual inspection by your Des Moines technician may determine that your filter it is visibly dirty and needs to be changed.
So between your owner’s manual and your Des Moines technician’s inspection there’s really no guesswork involved.
Now, most air filters purchased in Ankeny, Johnston, or West Des Moines don’t cost a lot to replace. It’s just that Iowa people hate getting caught with an unexpected expense. On the plus side, though, changing a dirty air filter at All Pro Servicenter can often save enough on gas to pay for itself before your next oil change in Des Moines.
Think about a dirty furnace filter in your Johnston home. When it’s all clogged up, enough clean air can’t get through. In your sedan, that means that your engine can’t get as much air as it needs to burn the fuel efficiently. So it makes do with less air and has to use more expensive Iowa gas to move your vehicle around Des Moines roads.
Your sedan actually needs about 12,000 gallons of air for every gallon of gas it burns. Engine air filters don’t cost much in Ankeny at All Pro Servicenter. When it’s time to change yours, just get it done. You’ll buy less fuel, have better performance and protect your engine.