As important as it is for us to have clean air to survive and function, your vehicle needs it as well. Your air filter is important to the health and well-being of your engine. It needs to be replaced when it becomes ineffective. If you live in Kenner, Baton Rouge, or Gonzales, let Premier Nissan of Metairie provide the necessary air filter service or any other maintenance service your vehicle needs.Schedule Service
Your engine’s air filter plays a vital role in keeping your vehicle running at its best. The air filter catches all the dirt, grime, and debris that passes through your engine compartment in the air. Proper airflow helps keep your engine cooler and protects certain components in your engine.
When your air filter gets dirty, the particles that were filtered now block the airflow that your engine needs. Air filters come in many shapes and sizes depending on the vehicle’s make and model. Generally, air filters are among the least expensive components in your vehicle. They can be regularly inspected to ensure that they are still clean and functional and replaced relatively easily and cheaply when necessary.
This can be as simple as having a warning light show that the filter is dirty in some larger vehicles like commercial big rigs, but sometimes just removing the filter and inspecting it for dirt and debris will tell you what you need to know. If you are not sure, you can hold the filter up to bright light to see how much light passes through at least half the filter. Your owner’s manual will also give you guidelines to follow for a replacement schedule, but regular inspections like when it is time for an oil change can prevent issues down the road before the air filter becomes too dirty.
A clean air filter helps to extend the life of your vehicle. There are many signs to make you aware that your air filter may need to be replaced. Dirty air filters can lead to poor engine performance. For example, your acceleration can be sluggish, your engine may misfire, you may hear abnormal engine noises or odd vibrations, or your spark plugs may become ineffective in their function. The bottom line is, if the airflow is ineffective, many components of your engine may also become ineffective.
Fortunately, our service center at Premier Nissan is staffed with several technicians that are well-trained in all the maintenance your vehicle needs. Our service technicians will inspect your air filters for dirt or damage and will replace them to improve the function of your vehicle as quickly and accurately as we can. Our technicians can perform any maintenance services you need to increase the life of your vehicle.
If you need air filter service, contact our service department and set up an appointment for your vehicle today with Premier Nissan of Metairie.