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The engine air filter in your 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer cleans the air that enters your engine. You should change the filter on your Lancer at least once a year or every 20,000 miles, whichever comes first. If you drive in dusty or sandy conditions, you should change your filter more frequently. A dirty air filter will cause your Lancer to lose 1 - 3 mpg, depending on your driving, you can save 70 - 100 gallons of gas per year simply by changing your filter regularly. The video above, shows you where the engine air filter is located in your Lancer and how to change it!
In addition to improving the fuel economy of your Lancer, regularly replacing your air filter will put less strain on your engine. These filters are fairly inexpensive, so check out our parts page for great deals and coupons on a new one (tip: buy several, when you go to check the filter on your Lancer, you can easily swap it for a new one if it is dirty).
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE 2.4L 4 Cyl.
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Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE 2.4L 4 Cyl.
Properly inflated tires is the easiest way to improve fuel economy. The right tire pressure is NOT on the side of your tire btw2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE 2.4L 4 Cyl.
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE 2.4L 4 Cyl.
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE 2.4L 4 Cyl.