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If there is one title I have worn proudly for years now, it is being known as a “car girl”. I love cars, always have. I’m pretty sure it goes back to my roots and “helping” my dad work on the cars as a little kid. Then along came Russ, a guy who I believe can do just about anything with a car that he sets his mind to.
Cars always have and always will be something I love.
I was always taught that a girl should never feel helpless on the road. Changing my own tire while my dad sat and supervised in a lawn chair was a test that I had to pass before I was allowed to get my driver’s license. Even now in the days of instant contact I still plan to pass this lesson on to our girls.
I love it when a girl feels capable to raise the hood of her car and take care of the simple details…
Like changing the air filter. Something I had never done myself until this week.
On a recent shopping trip to Wal-Mart I had a FRAM Extra Guard Air Filter on my shopping list. Typically I am not the one that picks up the auto parts in the Newman household, so I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy it was to find!
First off you can easily find a HUGE selection of Filters that FRAM has available at Wal-Mart by going online. They also had a very easy to use computer system in the store where I was able to find my filter number in under 30 seconds! Filter in hand, I headed home ready to work!
Russ wasted no time. He handed me a tool, pointed me in the right direction and took some pictures. Talk about role reversal. It was SO easy friends! I only had to remove 4 simple screws. In fact most air filters can be changed in 5 minutes or less!
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And then I removed this, our disgusting air filter. I asked Russ what exactly an air filter does and he compared having a dirty air filter to running with a sock in your mouth. You just couldn’t breathe properly. A clean air filter improves air flow and prevents dirt or dust from entering and damaging the engine. It made perfect sense to me.
And clearly my air filter could not properly do it’s job in that condition. FRAM recommends changing your air filter annually or every 12,000 miles, but you should follow recommended change intervals as noted in your vehicles manual. We were long over due.
I put the new one in place, tightened the four screws back and we were all set. Our engine’s first line of defense was restored.
What did I think of changing my first air filter?
Couldn’t have been any easier.
All of this talk of air filters and car maintenance got Russ and I talking about being road ready for summer trips. As the girls get older I feel more and more comfortable about taking day trips further away but, I still want to feel safe, prepared, and ready for anything. He sat down with me and created a Road Trip Car Check List that I can go over before taking off down the road. Looking things over before I take off gives both of us peace of mind.
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Today I want to share that printable list with you. Print it off and put it in your glove box to use as a reference before heading out on the road. You can print your copy HERE.
With summer coming soon and our new FRAM Extra Guard Air Filter we are feeling ready for all of the summer fun and road trips ahead!
When was the last time your air filter was changed?
I hope you now feel more confident to tackle the job yourself!