Engine air filters are crucial to your vehicle’s functioning, so it’s always best to replace them at the recommended intervals. When the time comes for you to give your car, truck, minivan, or SUV a new engine air filter, don’t settle for anything less than the best. Head to Gurnee Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM, serving North Chicago and Waukegan. Our parts center has a wide selection of MOPAR OEM engine air filters designed specifically to fit Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM vehicles. If you’d rather not deal with trying to find and replace the engine air filter yourself, trust the MOPAR-certified technicians at our service department to get the job done right.
In order to function properly, internal combustion engines need four basic things: fuel, air, and compression (gas-powered engines also need spark, but diesel engines don’t). Of course, the engine in your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM vehicle is a finely-tuned machine, and contaminants like rocks, bugs, dirt, dust, and other debris can be incredibly harmful. That’s where the engine air filter comes in. It’s placed between the air intake and the engine so that the only air reaching your engine is clean and free of any harmful contaminants. Over time, it will get clogged up. This means that less air will reach your engine. While this may not cause long-term damage, it can make your drive less powerful, less efficient, and less pleasant.
MOPAR recommends that the engine air filter should be changed at every 7,500-mile service. This isn’t a hard and fast rule, and it may sometimes be necessary to have it changed more frequently if you drive on dirt roads or areas with a lot of pollution. If you’re experiencing signs that the engine air filter may need replacement, bring it in. These signs include:
If the air filter is clogged enough, your engine may stop running altogether until the filter is replaced!
Next time your vehicle needs an engine air filter, stop by the parts department at Gurnee Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM. Our OEM filters are competitively priced, and regularly updated parts specials often help further decrease the cost! If you’d prefer to leave this service to the pros, use our online service scheduler or just stop by the dealership. An engine air filter change is one of our Xpress Lane Services, so you won’t need an appointment! We look forward to showing you why visiting us is worth the drive from Grayslake or Lindenhurst.