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What Are the Side Effects of Running with a Dirty Engine Filter?

What Are the Side Effects of Running with a Dirty Engine Filter?

The engine air filter is an important component in your vehicle that prevents harmful debris and particles from entering the engine. Over time, the filter can become clogged with dirt, dust, and other pollutants, which can have negative effects on your vehicle's performance and overall health. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at the side effects of running with a dirty engine filter and the importance of regular filter maintenance. Reduced Engine Performance When the engine air filter is clogged with dirt and debris, it can restrict the amount of air that enters the engine. This can result in reduced engine performance, including decreased acceleration and horsepower. In severe cases, a dirty engine filter can even cause the engine to stall or misfire. Increased Fuel Consumption When the engine is not receiving enough air, it will compensate by using more fuel to maintain performance. A dirty engine filter can lead to increased fuel consumption, which can be costly ove ... read more

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