Don’t Go Nutty Over A Pesky Air Filter!
A car’s air filter is primarily used to prevent harmful debris, abrasive dirt, and other contaminants from being drawn into the engine’s cylinders. They hoard dirt that’s being carried by the air, and stop it from entering the car’s intake system. They are manufactured from either cotton, paper of gauze, and if blocked will not allow enough air to enter the engine, which can affect the performance of the vehicle over time.
However, it is possible to have a clogged filter from burrowed items such as nuts! To give appreciation to all those scampering squirrels out there, it is not unheard of for these resourceful rodents to use car parts as storage banks. In the peculiar instance of a driver who was baffled as to why her car would not accelerate past 40mph, she discovered her air filter was filled to the brim with stashed nuts from bird food.
Other warning signs that indicate your air filter is in need of a breath of fresh air include:
• Reduced horsepower
• Misfiring engine
• Service engine light appearing on the car’s dashboard
• Black smoke coming out of the car’s exhaust
• Decrease in fuel efficiency
• Smell of fumes due to lack of oxygen entering the car’s fuel ejection system
So, the moral of the story is to check your car’s air filter on a regular basis and replace when necessary, so you are not left feeling like you are going nutty when your car is only moving at a snail’s pace.
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