Mercedes Air Filter Service Plano Richardson Allen McKinney TX
When needing to find Mercedes air filter service and replacement in Plano, Richardson, McKinney, or Allen, Texas call the experts at Linear Automotive. The Mercedes Air Filter for your engine needs to be replaced about every year depending on the conditions you drive in. If you prefer, we can check this out while you are here for the scheduled maintenance interval. Our shop providing Mercedes service in Plano is only minutes away so come by for an estimate.
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The air filter can be easily changed out with the OEM factory recommended filter that will keep your engine combustion functioning cleanly and at best capacity by capturing clean air and filtering out any dirt, bugs, leaves and other pollution before the air is funneled to the engine. In a report by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2009 stated that a dirty engine filter did affect acceleration by 6% to 11%. However, it does not affect fuel economy, because when the computer sees less oxygen read by the oxygen sensor, it will automatically inject less fuel and the outcome will be less power. Another symptom of a dirty engine filter is possible difficulty in starting and sluggish or slow acceleration.
Fuel injection engines typically use throw-away paper air filters. These are made of paper that is fan folded which traps the dirt. The fan fold creates double the surface area for twice the filtering capability. It’s strengthened by a rubber edging frame that gives it durability. The engine filter is located in a plastic housing near the motor which is connected to the intake manifold with a larger tube. These types of air filters are a throw away variety and are replaced about once a year or about every 10K to 15K miles unless the driving conditions are unusually dusty in which case, they recommend changing the air filter about twice as frequent or every 6K miles.
Carburetor engines on older vehicles have a similar fan folded paper filter, but in a circular shape that fits on top of the throttle or carburetor in a circular metal container. The shape is held together by the circular rubber edging on both the top and bottom. Another popular type are cotton gauze filters soaked in oil that claim that they are washable with a special solution and then recoated with oil and last about 50K miles. Both the washing soap and oil products are special additional purchases needed for this type of filter.
These have larger holes but the oil makes it sticky trapping the dirt. This filter is caged on both sides with a wire screen making it more durable and prevents the flimsy gauze from being sucked into the engine. The stiff screen material is fan folded like the paper filters. Its screen strength also traps leaves and larger debris. This oil variety purports to supply increased oxygen to the air intake, while keeping all micro-dust particles out of the engine. There is some controversy as to the effect on the MAF sensor due to the oil in the filter which may interfere with the sensor.
Some other types of engine air filters include those that are made of polyurethane foam. These also claim that they have an increased intake air flow, and allow for a higher performance for gasoline engines. They are excellent in trapping contaminants and protecting the engine. These last a long time and are washable with a mild detergent soap and lukewarm water.
Just as some cotton filters are coated with oil to enhance the dust trapping capability and increase the purity of the air pulled into the engine, some types of the polyurethane foam designs are also now coated with oil. Some types are multi-layered foam types. These oil coated foam filters placed over a metal coated cage promote that they hold much more dirt than other filters. The foam is washable and can be reused ‘hundreds’ of times. Claims of the interval between servicing for foam filters are 2-3 times longer than other filters. The inexpensive replacement of the engine air filter not only helps performance, but also reduces the stress on the engine, keeps the internal workings clean and possibly extending its service life. Linear Automotive can check and replace your engine air filter for your Mercedes.
Mercedes Air Filter Service
If your Mercedes air filter needs to be replaced give Linear Automotive a call and we will be glad to schedule an appointment. Our certified mechanics help people who need Mercedes Air Filter Replacement in Plano, Richardson, Allen, McKinney, Frisco, The Colony, and all surrounding areas in North Texas.
Call us at 972-633-2201