Why should you periodically change your engine air filter?

Though it is a relatively unknown issue, a clogged engine air filter will cause your engine to fail and possibly create damage to the engine that requires a major overhaul. Modern engine air filters allow air into the combustion chamber through the motor throttle. When the air filter is clogged, air cannot get through, and the motor throttle remains open, sucking hard at the filter. The debris in the filter may get into the combustion chamber.

The oxygen sensor in the exhaust system measures the amount of oxygen left after combustion. The oxygen sensor sends the information to the engine control computer. When there are variances, either high or low, the computer instructs the motor throttle to increase or decrease the time it is open. A clogged air filter provides misinformation.

Get your engine air filter checked during every car service at Northway Toyota.



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