Volvo models are known to be an incredibly safe, dependable, and durable option for Oakland drivers. However, servicing and replacing key components like your air filters will help keep your Volvo running at its optimal performance. Learn more about this crucial routine maintenance before you schedule a service appointment with our certified technicians at McKevitt Volvo Cars today.

What Do Air Filters Do?

These filters trap impurities in the air, preventing them from damaging your vehicle's engine. Volvo experts advise that you should replace your car's air filters at least every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. However, poor air can deteriorate your vehicle's air filters even faster if you live near a city and may increase how often you need to replace them. Other indicators that you need to install new air filters include a drastic decline in your vehicle's driving power and heavy smoke coming from under the hood.

Benefits of Replacing Your Air Filters

  1. Enhanced Fuel Efficiency - Your vehicle's fuel efficiency drops as your air filters become more clogged. Dirt-filled air filters could be the reason you're spending extra at the pump lately. Dirty filters inhibit air circulation to the engine, causing it to consume extra fuel. New filters can enhance your Volvo vehicle's fuel efficiency by up to 10 percent.
  2. Long-Lasting Engine - One of the best ways that you can protect the health of your engine is to replace your air filters when needed. With clogged filters, dust particles from the atmosphere will easily get into the engine, potentially causing damage. With new filters, the combustion chamber runs smoothly, ensuring a longer life.
  3. Emission System Protection - As we mentioned before, dirt build-up can minimize the air quality that gets into the combustion chamber. As a result, the engine can develop an air-fuel imbalance, affecting the emissions system's performance. Severe debris buildup on the engine can also affect your vehicle's spark plugs. Replacing the air filters will help protect your vehicle and minimize excessive air pollution due to exhaust fumes.

Learn More at Our San Leandro Dealership

If you're ready to replace the air filters on your Volvo, we encourage you to visit us at McKevitt Volvo Cars today. Our staff will be happy to set you up with a service appointment and provide you with more information.

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