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When Should You Change Your Air Filter

Change You Air Filter


Long Beach, Downtown Cabin Air Filter & Engine Air Filter Replacement

Almost all drivers in Long Beach, Downtown know about their vehicle’s engine air filter but most drivers aren’t aware that there is another one inside the passengers cabin. Even less people know how valuable they both are are in keeping you and your vehicle healthy. As we all know the more commonly know filter is the engine’s air filter, the other and less known but just as important is the cabin air filter. They both do as they are described, meaning they “filter air” but work in different areas of your vehicle. Additionally, not all drivers are aware that your air filters should be replaced at the intervals recommended by your vehicles manufacturer. But even that might not be frequent enough. If you drive in dusty areas like the freeways in and around Long Beach, and particularly if are doing and off-roading, filters can get dirty quicker, and need to be replaced more often than what’s recommended.

Here’s a look at both types of filters

Engine Air Filters: This filter maintains one of the three essential element that keep your engine running. All combustion engines both standard gasoline or diesel engine require air, fuel and fire to run. The engine air filter reduces contaminates like dirt, bugs, dust, leaves, debris and anything else that may get sucked into your vehicle’s air intake system. Once the air filter has reached it’s limits of capacity for all that debris it will start effecting your engine. You may notice reduced fuel economy, performance, strange noises coming from your engine, misfiring cylinders or your check engine light make come on. Thankfully, this can all be avoided by visiting Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Downtown getting an inspection of your vehicles air intake system.

Cabin Air Filter: This filter is sometimes less know due to the fact that it’s usually hidden in a compartment behind or under your glovebox. The cabin air filter maintains the air that comes into your vehicle through your heating and air conditioning system. Essentially acting as an air purifier for inside your vehicle. Nobody wants to breathe in dirty air, if your cabin air filter is dirty, then you may notice reduced air circulation, diminished performance of your air conditioning and heating, or a musty odor. You might even hear a whistling noise from the vents if something larger gets into your vents. Lastly, if you ignore this filter for too long it can develop mold spores that can effect you and or your passengers health. The best way to maintain that fresh air is to visit Orozco’s Auto Service and allow one of their certified ASE mechanics to check and possibly replace the filter at your vehicle’s manufacturer’s recommended intervals.

If you are concerned about your air filters or you would like to have them inspected call or visit Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Downtown today at 562-426-6322. Remember to always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!


Orozco’s Auto Service Long Beach – Los Angeles County CA
3033 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA USA
Call Today: 562-426-6322 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repair

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!

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