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How Often Do I Need to Change My Engine Air Filter?

Dirty Air Filter

It’s easy for many Syosset area drivers to overlook replacing your engine air filter, but it is a crucial part of maintaining your car, truck, or SUV. Depending on your particular make and model, the frequency of changing your air filter may fluctuate a bit, but it is recommended that a new air filter be installed every 30,000 to 45,000 miles according to most automakers. Your owner’s manual should have more specific information regarding when you should replace your air filter. If you need help replacing your engine air filter, the knowledgeable technicians at the Rallye BMW service center can handle this routine maintenance task for you.

What Does an Engine Air Filter Do?

An engine air filter works to keep dirt, dust, sand, and other contaminants from getting inside the engine. As debris builds up, the air filter will not function as effectively, which could actually have a negative impact on the performance of your vehicle. If you notice these warning signs that indicate your engine air filter should be replaced, set up an appointment at Rallye BMW today.

  • Misfiring spark plugs
  • Acceleration is sluggish
  • Service Engine light is illuminated
  • Black smoke from the exhaust

Although the impact may be minimal, a clogged or dirty engine air filter can also negatively affect gas mileage. Always having a clean air filter can ensure that your car runs as efficiently as possible on the Roslyn roads.

Replacement Schedule

The recommended schedule for replacing your engine air filter will be in your owner’s manual, but there may be outside factors that can affect how often this task should be performed. If you drive on dirt or gravel roads on a regular basis or you are stuck in heavy traffic on hot days, it is recommended that you change your air filter more often. For most vehicles, the engine air filter is easy to access, so checking it every so often can be beneficial. Replacing the air filter on your own is also simple. All you have to do is open the air filter compartment, take out the old filter, and replace it with a new one. If you are not comfortable with performing vehicle maintenance yourself, don’t worry! One of our technicians would be glad to help.

Keep Your Car in Peak Condition with Rallye BMW

We know that bringing your vehicle in for maintenance can be a challenge. That is why at Rallye BMW, we strive to make the process hassle-free. Whether your car requires a BMW oil change, engine or cabin filter replacement, tire rotation, a new BMW battery, or a new serpentine belt, we’ll get the job done efficiently and have you safely back on the road. It is quick and easy to set up your next appointment online. Contact us today with any questions.

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