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Keep Your Car Breathing Well: Change the Air Filters

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Keep Your Car Breathing Well: Change the Air Filters

You need clean air to breathe and so does your car, and a vehicle's air filters make that possible. The non-profit Car Care Council reminds car owners to have the engine and cabin air filters inspected and changed regularly to ensure vehicle longevity and interior comfort.

"Air filters are your vehicle's first line of defense against contaminants that reduce cabin air quality and negatively impact engine performance," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "Community car care events held throughout the country reveal that nearly one out of five vehicles is in need of air filter replacement, so it's evident that motorists often overlook this simple, yet important service."

The vehicle's engine air filter traps dirt particles that can cause damage to engine cylinders, cylinder walls, pistons, piston rings and bearings, leading to the engine losing power. The air filter also plays a critical role in keeping pollutants from contaminating the airflow sensor on fuel-injected cars. A normal wear item that requires regular checks and replacement, air filters should be inspected at each oil change and replaced annually or when showing other signs of contamination.

The cabin air filter is responsible for cleaning the air entering the passenger compartment. Under normal circumstances, it helps trap pollen, bacteria, dust and exhaust gases that may find their way into a vehicle's heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, compromising interior air quality and damaging the system. Most cabin air filters are accessed through the panel in the HVAC housing, which may be under the hood or placed within the interior of the vehicle. A cabin air filter should not be cleaned and reinstalled. Instead, it should be replaced every 12,00 to 15,000 miles or per the owner's manual.

To help motorists "be car care aware," the Car Care Council has free tools available on its website, including a personalized service schedule, an 80-page Car Care Guide in English and Spanish, and a Car Care Minute video about cabin air filters.

Source: Car Care Council

What People Say About Us

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    , 07/02/2021

    Our van started making a very weird sound on our way to a softball tourney in pigeon forge. It just so happened that this occurred right before the exit that Surber's auto repair is on. Chad diagnosed right away that it was a water pump issue. He told us he would get it in within the week, but couldn't get it in right away. We were stuck there until our grandma picked us up, and he was most hospitable. He offered us drinks, transit to the mall, and also gave us phone numbers to different repair shops to see if they could get us in quicker. He did the repair within a week and was more concerned with how the softball tourney went and also asked right away about a personal matter, in which one of our family members recently had surgery. If you are in the Florence area, you should get all your auto repairs at Surber's! I wish he would move closer to my location because I would go to him in a heartbeat. Thank you Chad for all you did.

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    Hit a stone mailbox on Monday afternoon & car repaired by Wednesday afternoon. The estimate thst was given to my husband was almost what we paid. They kept us informed on how repsirs were going on the car.

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    Since 2002, upon recommendation from a neighbor, I've been taking my vehicles to Surber's Service on Hwy 18 in Florence, KY. My first impression was it appeared to be an old mechanic's shop from back in the 1960's. Well, that's exactly what it is. Except today, Chad Surber is trained and equipped to handle all the latest technologies. Just like everything else in life, my experiences have run from absolutely pleased with the results, to there was a problem, and it needed more attention to get it right. But, I still give this old school style auto repair shop the full five stars as a sign of my overall satisfaction.

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    Friendly, fair service work. What more could you want?

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    Have used them for the past 9 years on anything too difficult for me to handle myself. Never had a complaint, and the jobs are done right the first time.

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    , 07/02/2021

    Our van started making a very weird sound on our way to a softball tourney in pigeon forge. It just so happened that this occurred right before the exit that Surber's auto repair is on. Chad diagnosed right away that it was a water pump issue. He told us he would get it in within the week, but couldn't get it in right away. We were stuck there until our grandma picked us up, and he was most hospitable. He offered us drinks, transit to the mall, and also gave us phone numbers to different repair shops to see if they could get us in quicker. He did the repair within a week and was more concerned with how the softball tourney went and also asked right away about a personal matter, in which one of our family members recently had surgery. If you are in the Florence area, you should get all your auto repairs at Surber's! I wish he would move closer to my location because I would go to him in a heartbeat. Thank you Chad for all you did.

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