Take a deep breath, then exhale. Now think about how much harder it would be if your mouth was partially or fully covered. You’d probably find it difficult to operate efficiently with your airflow restricted. For your Honda’s engine, it works the same way for the engine air filter. A constant flow of clean, filtered air is necessary for your engine’s operation. At Roy Schmidt Honda, we understand how to get the maximum performance from every model, and that included engine air filter replacement.
An engine needs three things to run: fuel, ignition (or spark), and oxygen. Far more air is required than fuel. In fact, for a normal 2.0-liter engine at idle, the engine consumes approximately 150 gallons of air in a single minute! Think about how much higher that is when you’re driving.
It must be clean air that enters your engine. Dust, dirt, sand, bugs, or leaves that enter the combustion chamber could cause extreme wear that not only reduce your engine’s operating life but could cause immediate failure. An air filter allows high airflow while maintaining only clean air enters the engine.
A dirty air filter can cause problems for your Honda such as higher fuel consumption. In extreme circumstances, you might find its performance is diminished, there can be difficulty starting, and the Check Engine light can come on.
An air filter only needs to be replaced when it’s dirty and no longer allows enough air volume to pass through. Depending on the conditions where you are driving, your air filter may need to be replaced once per year, or even more frequently.
Every time you visit Roy Schmidt Honda for your vehicle maintenance or repairs, the engine air filter’s condition is inspected. We’ll let you know if it’s time for a replacement and can change it for you immediately.
We offer Genuine Honda engine air filters for all Honda models at a cost competitive to other garages. Your Honda should be equipped with parts designed specifically for it – even if it’s just an engine air filter – without paying outrageous prices.
Roy Schmidt Honda is happy to be the go-to certified dealer and Honda maintenance, repair and service center, serving those in the Effingham, Mattoon, and Vandalia, Il areas.