Consequences of Not Taking Care of Your EngineFilters are the kidneys to a vehicle. Filters catch any grime that could cause damage to air filters, and unless you want a polluted engine, your job is to make sure that the filters are in good working condition. Dirt, dust, and other debris will clog the engine if the filters aren't changed. All of the contaminants could create wear on the filter, and eventually the engine.
Dangers of Bad FiltrationWhen the filtration system in a vehicle is no longer working effectively, many dangers can arise. A clogged filter can cause overheating which could blow the engine, resulting in costly and time consuming repairs for the vehicle. An overused filter will wear down and allow contaminated air into the engine, which can lead to engine failure as well.
Appropriate Air FiltrationFilters that have a rating between 9 to 12, on the MERV rating scale, capture auto emissions and other dust-like particulates. Depending on the type of commercial vehicle it is, the size and rating differ but they should never go below a nine. Proper air filtration can keep the filter and the engine running longer and smoother. Depending on which filter you have, the filter changing schedule will vary.
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