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5 Signs You Need A New Air Intake Filter

5 Signs You Need A New Air Intake Filter

One component that is widely forgotten to be taken care of is the intake air filter. It's responsible for providing your engine with clean, filtered air. It needs to be clean and well-kept because it can result in a lot of trouble if forgotten. Here are some of the issues and signs you might experience if the air intake filter in your car is long overdue for a change. 1. It Looks Dirty The most obvious sign is if the air filter looks dirty. You can spot a color change or even debris buildup. If that's the case, make sure to change it the next time you are at a service shop. 2. Slower Acceleration Another very noticeable symptom is a slowdown in acceleration and overall performance. Some intake systems can result in a loss of up to 40 HP when they become clogged and dirty. Regular changes, or at least checking it, especially apply to sportier cars - they need more air, and the performance loss will be even bigger. 3. Intake Error Co ... read more

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