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August 1, 2023

Know the Driving Conditions That Should Compel You to Change Your Air Filters More Often

It’s no secret that hot weather can be tough on vehicles, causing parts to expand, tires to wear down faster, and engines to work harder. While many vehicle owners are aware of this and take pains to keep the components of their cars well-maintained, they often overlook one vital part: the air filters.

Your vehicle has two types of air filters: the engine air filter and the cabin air filter.


A Closer Look at the 2 Types of Air Filters

  • Engine Air Filter

The engine air filter is responsible for keeping dust and debris out of your engine. It improves the performance of your engine by allowing fresh air to flow into it. Consequently, a dirty or clogged engine filter decreases engine performance and results in poor gas mileage as it restricts airflow.

  • Cabin Air Filter

Your car’s cabin air filter keeps the air inside your vehicle clean, fresh, and healthy by filtering out pollutants and allergens. A dirty cabin air filter significantly decreases interior air quality and creates unpleasant odors inside your vehicle.


How Often Should I Change My Air Filters?

Experts recommend changing the air filters every 12,000-15,000 miles or at least once a year, whichever comes first. You can find filters marked with service life indicators that change color when you need to replace them.

It’s important to note that your driving conditions determine the need for a filter replacement. For instance, if you frequently drive in dusty or dirty areas, you’ll need to change your filters more often. Likewise, if you often drive in areas where sources of pollens or allergens are aplenty, you’ll want to change your cabin air filter more frequently to keep the air quality inside your car clean and healthy.


Are Your Air Filters the Least of Your Worries?

If your old car has far more serious issues than clogged or dirty air filters and fixing them would cost you a fortune with no guarantee that your auto’s functions will be fully restored, your best option is to simply ditch it. Turn it over to us at Veteran Car Donations and we’ll quickly haul it off and use it as a tool for uplifting the lives of the struggling disadvantaged veterans in your community.

Our team will put your auto up for auction, with the proceeds going to reputable military and veteran nonprofit organizations that are in partnership with us. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits are committed to helping former U.S. service members who are homeless, unable to find decent jobs, and suffering from serious disabilities and illnesses, including mental health disorders.

Our charity partners use the funding we give them to provide deserving veterans with housing assistance, financial aid, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, educational scholarships, and many other benefits.

To thank you for your charitable contribution, we’ll pick up and tow away your vehicle for free anywhere in the country. We’ll also promptly send you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car so you can claim the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax season.

Above all, you’ll have the ultimate pleasure and satisfaction of doing something extraordinary that can help transform the lives of our nation’s heroes.

Since we welcome nearly all types of vehicles, feel free to donate a car, truck, van, RV, motorcycle, boat, or even an old motorized wheelchair.

Check out our FAQs page for more information on our vehicle donation program, including our quick and convenient donation process. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or you may send us a message here.

Touch the Lives of Our Hurting Heroes Today!

Instead of letting your old clunker collect dust in your garage, donate it to us to provide opportunities for our nation’s hurting heroes to finally live the decent and dignified life they deserve. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now! 

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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