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The Important Role of Your Engine Air Filter

Dust in the air can cause coughing, sneezing and even allergic reactions. A dust mask or respirator filters out contaminants for you to breathe easy. Similarly, your vehicle needs to breathe clean air, in order to deliver the performance for which it was designed. The engine air filter keeps dust and other particles from entering the intake, valves and cylinders. Here at Hometown Garage, where we’ve been in business since 1998, we’ve seen the damage that can a faulty air filter can cause. Dust and grit can accelerate engine wear, leading to cylinder scoring and excessive oil consumption. Your engine will suffer in both performance and fuel economy. Even when the air filter is working properly, a “full” air filter can restrict airflow and needs to be replaced.

Keeping Your Air Filter Working As It Should

Checking your vehicle’s air filter and air intake is not complicated. Hometown Garage in Portland will give you a good idea of its condition, along with anything your engine may need to run at its best. Most automakers suggest air filter changing annually or every 10,000 to 15,000 miles. Our team of professionals will check it every time you get your oil changed, every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. If you live in Portland or anywhere throughout Middlesex, do your engine a favor and have your air filter and air intake system checked at Hometown Garage. We are happy to serve all drivers in our community, whether you have a Cadillac, Chevrolet or Chrysler. Better engine performance could be just one air filter service away!

Visit Hometown Garage in Portland, CT, for air filter and air intake service when your vehicle calls for it.

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Our technicians use the latest technology to not only tell you if there are any issues with your vehicle, but show you. If we uncover an issue the photo will be e-mailed to you for your records. At the end of every visit you will receive a detailed report regarding the general health of your vehicle. Our #1 goal is to keep you safe on the road.

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