At Central Florida Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM, we care about the quality of your drive. Whether that means getting you behind the wheel of one of our brand new vehicles or providing you with adequate maintenance, we are an Orlando car dealership that cares. A critical component of your car is the air filter, and unfortunately, not enough drivers are paying attention to this crucial part.

The air filter of your car is a major part of the fuel supply system. Its primary purpose is to filter the air that hits the engine, clearing it from harmful debris like dirt, insects, and leaves. While an old air filter may not be inherently damaging, it can cause your car’s engine to work harder, make the quality of your drive worse, and can run the risk of shortening your car’s lifespan. A dirtied air filter can also hurt your bank account, as an old filter can severely burden your car’s fuel economy. Fortunately, there are some telltale signs to your car needing a new air filter. A dramatic decrease in acceleration power is a clear sign that you’re in need of a new air filter. If your air filter is dirty, air flow to your engine is directly blocked, which hinders the engine’s overall power. In some instances, your engine will make unfamiliar noises, as a result of restricted air flow. In severe cases, your car’s check engine light might come on, which is a sign of high engine deposits. More often than not, a mechanic will check your air filter during oil changes, so you don’t have to be blindsided by this issue.

Whether you’re driving a convertible or a heavy duty RAM truck, it helps to have a maintenance team that has your best interest in mind. At Central Florida Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, our service team can ensure your air filters are clean, and that your car is ready for the open road.