Why You Should Change Your Air Filter in the Spring

Springtime Chevy Truck

You might know that you need to change your car's air filter every 15,000 to 30,000 miles depending on where you drive, but you might not know that the spring season is the best time for this bit of maintenance.

What Makes the Spring a Good Time for Filter Replacement?

Unless you drive on dirt roads throughout the year, your air filter will be working harder in the spring than during other times of the year. This is mainly because of all the pollen that will be in the air. Pollen might not seem like it will affect your air filter that much since it is so fine, but enough of these fine particles will collect within your air filter and eventually clog it up. This will result in a less efficient engine and much lower gas mileage.

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By changing your air filter at the very end of winter or the beginning of the spring, you can be ready for the pollen that will be in the air as well as all of the dirt and dust that might have been lying just underneath the ice and snow. It will also ensure that you no longer have an air filter that is full of road salt and other debris that it may have collected during the winter months.

Changing your air filter in the winter is a matter of being prepared for a tough season that can be surprisingly hard on a vehicle. Driving will certainly be easier in the spring than it is in the winter, but that will also mean that you will probably be driving more often. It's best to make sure that your car is in good working condition and it's ready for everything that you will face in the coming months.

Where Can I Find an Air Filter Replacement?

If you know that it's been a while since your air filter has been changed, bring your vehicle into Midway Chevrolet. We will make sure that you have a clean air filter for the upcoming spring.

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