Your Honda has a number of filters built into its systems to help keep things running clean and avoid pulling in contaminants that can cause problems. One of the important filters is in the engine, allowing the assembly to pull in outside air for the combustion but not pull in bugs, dust, or grit. Over time, however, that filter needs to be changed out and replaced. However, it’s a small cost compared to having to repair the engine from poor care and running dirty.
It’s quite possible to change your air filter at home, but it’s also far easier to just bundle the replacement in with other services like an engine oil filter or a tune-up. The reason why one should consider letting a Honda service bundle the filter change with other services is mainly convenience. The engine air filter typically needs to be replaced about the same time as the engine oil. Our Honda service center stocks exactly the right parts and any throwaway material is disposed of properly without you having to worry about it. Replace the engine air filter yourself, and you will need to look up the right part, buy it at a local auto part store, find and open up the chassis for the filter in your engine, and replace it. Again, this is not a hard job for those mechanically inclined, but Honda service technicians can quickly replace it for you if you're not.
Not replacing your air filter can result in a lot of headaches. It’s amazing the amount of contaminants that can find their way inside a car. Despite being under a solid hood and typically behind the radiator and headlight assembly, the air intake will still manage to pull in all sorts of odds and ends. Hay, grit, dirt, bugs, and just about anything that can float in the air will end up in the filter chassis, but the filter prevents it from getting inside the engine. And that's just from driving around the area through Smyrna, La Vergne, Franklin, and Nashville, TN and Murfreesboro as well.
Failing to put in a new filter regularly or letting an old one lapse won’t shut off your engine immediately, but it will contribute to degrading engine performance over time. That will cost you fuel, time, energy, and eventually money as the engine parts start to be effected from contaminants getting inside.
At Honda of Murfreesboro, we can take care of your air filter along with your tires, engine oil change, spark plugs, and everything needed for regular maintenance. Hondas are well designed to last a long time, having one of the highest resale values in the used car market, but they only stay that way if their drivers keep up on regular maintenance. Let us change out your engine air filter in Murfreesboro, TN, along with everything else needed via regular service. That way you spend less time on headaches and more time driving your Honda on the road.