What Does the Engine Air Filter Do?
In a gas-powered engine, four things are necessary for combustion: fuel, spark, compression, and air. A diesel engine gets rid of the need for a spark, relying on compression instead -- but it still needs fuel and air. The only problem with air is that it's filled with all kinds of contaminants that could damage the engine. This is where the engine air filter comes in. It keeps all the outside contaminants from entering the engine while still allowing a steady supply of fresh, clean air in.
Why Does My Engine Air Filter Need To Be Replaced?
As time passes, the contaminants that the engine air filter blocks will begin to clog up the filter. As this happens, less and less air will be able to get through to your Chevy's engine. This means that the fuel-to-air ratio may become too rich, with too much fuel and not enough air. This can decrease your engine's power and fuel efficiency and may eventually keep your engine from starting in the first place!
Choose Ourisman Chevrolet of Rockville for Engine Air Filter Replacement
When your Chevy needs its engine air filter replaced, Ourisman Chevrolet of Rockville is the place to go. Our state-of-the-art service center is staffed by expert technicians who will use only OEM GM engine air filters. This means that quality is guaranteed! While you wait for this service, you can enjoy our comfortable waiting area, which includes amenities like a complimentary coffee bar and a quiet room. Or make use of our courtesy transportation shuttle or a courtesy loaner.