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Springtime Is the Perfect Time to Change Your Air Filter



Why would I change my Air Filter?

Spring is just around the corner, so now, more than ever, would be the perfect time to get going with some timely maintenance on your vehicle. Begin by replacing your air filters and your engine filter. 

Make sure you check these items off your list before dust, dirt, and pollen become too much of a problem for your filters to manage, causing your car to slow down and the quality of your inside air to diminish. Let the professionals at Walt's Auto Service take care of your needs.


What are the main types of Air Filters?

Two main types of air filters are installed in modern vehicles. The first is the cabin air filter, usually located under the dashboard or in the glove compartment. Replace them regularly to prevent pollen, dust, dirt, and other pollutants from entering the vents into the car, causing unpleasant odors or inhibiting your breathing. The engine air filter is the other important one to consider changing. This filter prevents dust, dirt, or other foreign particles from getting into your engine, causing issues. An ounce of prevention is better than a cure!


How often can I expect to change my vehicle's Air Filters?

Knowing when to visit the doctor for our health is essential. So scheduling regular maintenance is especially important for our cars' optimal health and extended life. Different makes of vehicles have additional requirements for when the air filters need to be changed, so check your owner's manual for advice on when to change all of your air filters. Usually, for most makes of vehicles, it is indicated between 12,000 to 15,000 miles between each filter change. 


Below a few indicators that your air filters need to change are:

  • Ignition issues

  • You're seeing a decrease in your overall gas mileage.

  • The air filters are looking dirty.

  • The car owner's manual says its replacement time.


Where can I go to change my air filters?

Walt's Auto Service is the place to go when you need to replace your air filters or any other auto repairs and service. You can count on our team if you're looking for honesty and trust in auto repairs. We are well known in Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Carson, Hawthorne, Lomita, and Gardena as one of the best auto repair shops. Our staff are ASE certified and are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive auto repair, maintenance, and service for all car makes and models.   

Bring your car into Walt's if you're looking for excellent service with a smile.

Book an appointment or give us a call. We are located at 340 Van Ness Ave Unit A. Torrance, CA 90501.   



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