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Why you need to check your vehicle's air filter now on the Sunshine Coast

Posted: 11/05/2018

Trust your Sunshine Toyota mechanic when he says it’s time to change your air filter

Have you ever picked your car up from a service and had a glance at the service report and gotten lost in all of the automotive lingo? Don’t worry you are not alone. Most people don’t know much about what happens to their car when it goes in for a service especially about air filters and why they need to be changed.  It is important to know that air filters play a vital role in keeping your vehicle running efficiently. All fuel-burning engines require a constant supply of air in order to function properly.

What is an air filter and what does it do?

The purpose of an air filter is to clean the air entering any parts where air and fluid flows including your engine, radiator, fuel lines and more. A clean air filter prevents debris, bugs and other contaminants from entering the engine and causing damage.  Another way to think of it is, a car air filter is much like your nose as it filters out foreign particles before the air reaches your lungs, ensuring that the respiratory system can function properly.

What happens when your air filter gets dirty?

Think about the last time you had a cold, you probably felt pretty crappy and every day tasks felt like such an effort. Well, the same thing happens to your car! When your cars air filter is dirty, your engine is forced to work harder and can cause lots of problems over time. If the air filter in your car becomes dirty, you might encounter issues such as reduced fuel economy, higher emissions and possible engine failure. These issues will not only hurt your engine, but also your hip pocket!

Why you need to change your air filter?

Regularly changing the air filter is an inexpensive way to extend the life of an engine. A clean air filter will result in improved mileage, better acceleration, increased engine life, lower emissions and overall improved engine performance. Happy engine, happy owner! It is always recommended that you have your air filter checked when your car is booked in for a service here at Sunshine Toyota. 

Is it time for your car service at Sunshine Toyota?

Sunshine Toyota has made getting your car serviced simple and convenient as possible, click here to learn more. To book, you can call us on 5493 3900 between our office hours or you can use our online booking system whenever you have a spare moment, it should only take three minutes if you have your vehicle information handy.

Our service technicians are some of the best mechanics on the Sunshine Coast working across two service locations in-

  • Currimundi - close to Caloundra and Kawana
  • Chancellor Park – close to Buderim, just behind the Sippy Downs Woolworths

Our courtesy bus will pick up and drop off from the following Sunshine Coast suburbs Caloundra, Pelican Waters. Little Mountain, Currimundi, Kawana, Birtinya, Mooloolaba and Alex Heads.








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