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Give you air filter a breather

The air filter on an engine is very important to the operation and the life of the engine. It protects the engine from unecessary wear due to grit and dust and keeps the air intake and fuel induction components clean. However, in doing so, it becomes clogged with the dirt that it stops and eventually restricts the amount of air available for the combustion mixture, increasing the fuel in a finely balanced ratio and increases fuel consumption.
To extend the life of an air filter, avoid driving directly behind a vehicle throwing up a lot of dust, let him get away so that you have clean air or pass him as quickly as you can do so safely. If you come across dust being blown across the road in front of you, relax your foot on the pedal to close the throttle and minimise the air being drawn into the intake, coast for those few seconds. Use this technique when vehicles passing from the front throw up dirt on gravel roads etc. and avoid trucks heavily loaded with sand that blows off the top of their load.
It does not sound like much, but can make a considerable difference in vehicle performance, efficiency, life and running costs.

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