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Your car’s air filter works to prevent impurities from wearing down the engine. To find out more about the purpose of an air filter and how often to replace yours, watch this video clip.

The air filter under your car’s hood filters the air before it reaches the cylinders. If your air filter is clean, it allows a proper amount of clean air to mix with the fuel in the cylinders. If it is not clean, it will restrict the airflow to the intake manifold and cause you to lose performance and burn more fuel than is necessary. It’s a good idea to change your air filter at least every other time you go in for an oil change.

If you live in the Silver Spring area and need to get high-quality, affordable automotive services like oil and filter changes, come to Murray’s Auto Clinic. Call us at 301-585-7557 for more information, and visit our website to see our full lineup of car repair and maintenance services.