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Why do air filters matter?

Why do air filters matter?

Why do air filters matter? Hey everybody! Have you ever wondered “why do my air filters matter?” If you have, we’re here to help! Almost all vehicles have two air filters. The Cabin air filter The Engine air filter (also known as the engine filter) The cabin air filter is what filters the air we breathe. So when your car goes through dust or any inclement weather, your cabin air filter is what keeps the outside out. There’s an old saying, “if you don’t change your cabin filter, you ARE your cabin filter!” Picture of a dirty cabin air filter! The engine air filter prevents contaminants from getting into the engine. When the engine filter is not changed it will reduce gas mileage and decrease how well the engine performs. This happens because the engine is not getting enough air flow. For example, having a clogged or dirty engine filter is like trying to run a marathon with a hand covering your mouth. We recommend replacing the engine and ... read more

Why do you need to change your brake fluid?

Hi everyone!  Have you ever wondered “Why do I need to change my brake fluid?” Changing brake fluid is important to keep your braking system running smoothly for as long as possible and to avoid expensive repairs. Your brakes have many hydraulic components. Hydraulic means that fluid powers sections of the braking system. The master cylinder, calipers and ABS (anti-lock braking system) are all hydraulic. The caliper is what squeezes the brake pads against the brake rotor when you are trying to stop. The ABS system is what stops your car’s brakes from locking up in an abrupt stop or when making an evasive maneuver. The master cylinder is the main component of the hydraulic braking system, it’s what provides pressure to the rest of the hydraulic braking system. Brake fluid absorbs fluid from the air and it becomes corrosive inside the metal lines that every car has under them. The whole hydraulic system will become prematurely worn if the fluid becomes c ... read more