Buick Parts 101: Air Filters

September 11th, 2021 by

Buick parts

Replacing your air filters is usually part of car maintenance service. Today, the team here at Joseph Buick GMC will break down what air filters do and how important this Buick part is to the overall health of your vehicle.

What does an Engine Air Filter do?

The air filter prevents dust, dirt, and other contaminants from getting into your engine. Without the air filter, the dust in the air can wear out the insides of your engine leading to car breakdowns that can cost thousands of dollars to repair.

How Often Should I Change the Air Filter?

Air filters need to be replaced every six to 12 months or 12,000 – 15,000 miles, whichever comes first. The exact replacement schedule can be found in your vehicle’s manual.

What Happens if I don’t Change my Air Filter?

If the air filter is not replaced, dirt and dust will build up within the filter layers, restricting the amount of air that gets in.

Some effects of this air restriction include poor fuel economy, engine misfire, odd engine sounds, and weak acceleration. Ignoring these signs may eventually lead to irreparable engine damage.

Are Third-Party Air Filters okay to use?

Third-party companies have come out with different types of air filters made of different materials. Some promise better car performance while others promise a less frequent need for replacement.

If you’re looking for reliability though, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) air filters are simply unbeatable since they are made to the exact specifications required for your vehicle.

Get a Replacement Buick Air Filter from Joseph Buick GMC

For air filter replacements, Joseph Buick GMC has what you need. We offer original OEM Buick parts. Call our parts center today to order what you need.

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