Your Engine’s Air Filter

Replace Your Engine Air Filter At Berning’s Auto Repair


Your engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot. In fact, a typical vehicle needs about 216,000 gallons of air for every tank of gas.

All that air passes through a filter that catches airborne dust and dirt. Eventually the filter gets completely full. Because the filter can only hold so much, dirt starts getting through. This dirty air passes through the mass airflow sensor, and starts to accumulate on the delicate sensor element. The mass air flow sensor measures how much air is getting into your engine. When the airflow reading is incorrect, your engine doesn’t get the proper amount of fuel. It runs rough and doesn’t perform as well as it should.

Eventually, the sensor is so damaged it needs to be replaced – which is pricy. In fact you could buy a case or two of air filters for the cost of a mass air flow sensor replacement.

Of course, that dirty air keeps on getting through to your engine where it’s burned along with the fuel, which dirties up your combustion chamber and increases harmful exhaust emissions – not a good thing for our air quality, not to mention our lungs.

When we recommend an air filter replacement, remember the cost and poor performance that can be waiting for you down the road if you neglect this simple service item. Ask your Berning’s Auto Repair advisor if it’s time to replace your engine air filter.

Berning’s Auto Repair in St. Michael has been providing quality auto repair services for Albertville car owners for 30 years. Our specialties include chassis lubrication, transfer case service, and PCV valve replacement.

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