Every Tacoma car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter’s dirty.
Here’s what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your Audi owner’s manual will have a recommendation of when to change the filter. Second, a visual inspection by your Tacoma auto technician may determine that your filter it is visibly dirty and needs to be changed.
So between your owner’s manual and your Tacoma technician’s inspection there’s really no guesswork involved for Tacoma drivers.
Now, most air filters purchased in Tacoma, Lakewood, JBLM, or University Place don’t cost a lot to replace. It’s just that Washington people hate getting caught with an unexpected expense. On the plus side, though, changing a dirty air filter at Tvetens Auto Clinic can often save enough on gas to pay for itself before your next oil change in Tacoma.
Think about a dirty furnace filter in your home. When it’s all clogged up, enough clean air can’t get through. In your Audi, that means that your engine can’t get as much air as it needs to burn the fuel efficiently. So it makes do with less air and has to use more costly Washington gas to move your vehicle around Tacoma roads.
As an example, an Audi actually needs about 12,000 gallons of air for every gallon of gas it burns. Engine air filters don’t cost much in Tacoma at Tvetens Auto Clinic. When it’s time to change yours, just get it done. You’ll get better fuel economy, have better performance and protect your Audi engine.