The engine air filter is one preventive maintenance item that is often overlooked. There are two air filters in a typical car; the engine air filter and the cabin air filter. In this article, we are going to be focusing on the engine air filter.
The engine air filter is responsible for filtering the intake air to prevent dust and other debris from gaining access to the engine.
In environments where the presence of dust is minimal, users skip air filter replacement without any adverse effect. Sometimes, they simply blow away the dust that has accumulated on the filter using compressed air. This should not be a regular practice though because at a point, the air filter should still need replacement.
In environments that are very dusty, it is beneficial to replace the air filter earl..