Spring in South Dakota is a refreshing time of year. Winter starts to fade away and green starts to become more present all around us. Many folks in the Sioux Empire start their spring cleaning lists as well. As part of our commitment to providing value and information we are bringing more spring tips to keep your vehicle running smoothly. If you’re interested in spending less money on gas, less money on car repairs and having a vehicle run longer then this article is right up your alley! We focus on the importance of inspecting and changing your air filter, an often overlooked component of your vehicle. Our special focus on air filters is one of many ways to add a little spring cleaning for your car, truck or SUV.
The arrival of spring brings more than warmer weather. As the seasons change so do your vehicle needs. Spring brings pollen and dirt as well which can enter the engine and other crucial components if not blocked by an air filter. The filter works to keep other major parts working at their best, mainly the engine. It also purifies the air in your car's cabin and keeps it clean. We list out a few reasons why we’d recommend scheduling a service visit for your vehicle.
Cleaner air is a good thing. By replacing your air filter when it’s dirty it results in cleaner air. Driving around with a clogged or dirty air filter isn’t good, period. The function of the air filter is to remove toxins and impurities from the outside air. When it’s clogged it isn’t able to perform this function properly. Another reason to get the air filter inspected in the spring is that summer is months away. If you don't get the air filter checked, you'll encounter the same issue of unclean air in the summer when you go to turn on the A/C.
Spend Less Money on Gas. An air filter can help remove dust from two places, the cabin and the engine. This is particularly important for the engine. When the air is dirty in the engine, it has to work harder. If an air filter is blocked it the air isn’t as clean. When your car has to work harder it results in using more fuel. Little by little it adds up over time. Cleaner air in the engine, less fuel.
Spring cleaning is as important for your car as it is for your home. The air filter plays an important role in your car's health by providing cleaner air and putting less stress on the engine. If you want to make an appointment for an air filter inspection this spring, don't hesitate to give us a call or book online at any of our dealerships in Sioux Falls, Sioux City or Mitchell. Your vehicle is probably ready for a little spring cleaning and we’re here to help!