The Importance of Keeping Your Car's Ventilation System Clean

A clean car is a well-functioning car. The ventilator in your car is no exception. Regular cleanings are necessary in order to avoid encountering problems later on. If you fail to keep up with these cleanings, the air in your car will become unhealthy and could make you and your passengers sick.

The standard period of time to go between ventilator cleanings is a year and a half, or 15,000 miles, whichever comes first. This is as long as your cabin air filter can last before it becomes too dirty to do its job properly. When this does happen, you will need to immediately make an appointment with your mechanic.

A typical air filter cleaning involves clearing out space where the air enters your car, as well as the housing the filter itself is surrounded by. Depending on the kind of car you have, it has either one or two filters. If your car has two, both must always be cleaned at the same time.

When you have your air filter cleaned regularly, it allows your car to use fuel in a more efficient manner. Older cars see as much as a 14% improvement in their efficiency after this routine maintenance task has been performed. Your car can even accelerate faster once your air filter has been changed, as one that is clogged can slow your car down.

Keeping your car's ventilator clean also means that you reduce the emissions your car uses. Failure to keep the ventilator clean can result in your spark plugs working incorrectly and this can make your car very difficult to drive. The more air your engine is getting, the less likely it is to contribute to the pollution problem.

Not only will you be lowering your emissions, but you will also likely get more years out of your car's engine with regular cleanings. A clean ventilator keeps out the particles that can get into your engine and make it difficult for your car to run.

But maintaining your car also requires you to have the heating and air conditioning systems checked regularly, in order to prevent mold or mildew from growing. So when your car needs the HVAC system checked, as well as the ventilation system cleaned, you'll want to bring it to us so we can perform these tasks in our auto repair shop.

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