Long Beach, Bixby Knolls Air Filter Replacement Info
Long Beach, Bixby Knolls is home to a lot of drivers and most of those know about their vehicle’s engine air filter but few of those are aware that there is another air filter inside the passengers cabin. Something they don’t know is how valuable they both are are in maintaining you and your vehicle’s health. As we all know the more commonly know filter is the engine’s air filter, the other and less known but just as important is the cabin air filter. They both do as they are described, meaning they “filter air” although they do work in different areas of your vehicle. Additionally, those air filters should be replaced at the intervals recommended by your vehicles manufacturer. If you drive in dusty areas like the freeways in and around Southern California, and particularly if are doing any off-roading, filters can get dirty quicker, and need to be replaced more often than what’s recommended.
Here’s a look at both types of Air Filters
Engine Air Filters: As many people know this filter maintains one of three essential elements that keep all combustion engine running. Both standard gasoline engines and diesel engines require air, fuel and fire to run. The engine air filter reduces contaminates like dust, dirt, bugs, leaves, debris and anything else that may get sucked into your vehicle’s air intake system. Once the air filter has reached it’s capacity for all that debris it will start effecting your engine. Some of these signs are reduced fuel economy, performance, strange noises coming from your engine, misfiring cylinders or the check engine light make start flashing. Thankfully, this can all be avoided by visiting Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Bixby Knolls and getting an inspection.
Cabin Air Filter: This lesser know air filter is due to the fact that it’s usually hidden in a compartment behind or under your glovebox. The cabin air filter maintains the air that comes into your vehicle through your heating and air conditioning system. This air filter was created because nobody wants to breathe in dirty air, if your cabin air filter is dirty, then you may notice reduced air circulation, diminished performance of your air conditioning and heating, or a musty odor. You might even hear a whistling noise from the vents if something larger gets into your vents. The cabin air filter is essentially acting as an air purifier for inside your vehicle. Lastly, if you ignore this filter for too long it can develop mold spores that can effect you and or your passengers health. The best way to maintain that fresh air is to visit Orozco’s Auto Service and allow one of their certified ASE mechanics to check and possibly replace the filter at your vehicle’s manufacturer’s recommended intervals.
If you are concerned about your air filters or you would like to have them inspected call or visit Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Bixby Knolls today at 562-427-4256. Remember to always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!
Orozco’s Auto Service Long Beach / Bixby Knolls – Los Angeles County CA
3619 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA USA
Call Today: 562-427-4256 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repair