The Meineke Car Care Center on Paxton Street in Harrisburg will make sure your air and other filters are replaced when needed.

You were on your way home from City Island when your car backfired and you noticed black smoke coming from the exhaust. You've also noticed your car does not seem to be providing as much power as it normally does. You have no idea why your car is acting up.

There are many reasons your car could need help but one of the simplest is a dirty air filter. Symptoms of an air filter that needs replacing include backfiring, black smoke from the  exhaust, rough engine, smell of gasoline in the exhaust and lower gas mileage, according to

“A vehicle air filter is an easy to replace project but many times forgotten,” says. “An internal combustion engine needs air to be mixed with the fuel. This air comes in through the air filter. Without adequate air intake, the fuel mixture will be too rich with gas to burn properly, and the engine can be starved of needed oxygen.”

If the problem is the air filter, it’s an easy fix. Just take your car to the trusted Harrisburg car repair specialists at the Meineke Car Care Center on Paxton Street and have them check it out and replace it, if necessary.

If the Meineke service center on Paxton Street is not convenient, then try one of Meineke's 12 other car care service centers in south central Pennsylvania.

  • Meineke Car Care Center - Pleasant View Road
    331 Pleasant View Rd, New Cumberland, PA 17070
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Rodney Road
    1775 Rodney Road, York, PA 17408
  • Meineke Car Care Center - South Queen Street
    855 South Queen Street, York, PA 17403
  • Meineke Car Care Center - 2nd Street
    201 N. 2nd Street, New Freedom, PA 17349
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Baltimore Street
    871 Baltimore Street, Hanover, PA 17331
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Carlisle Pike
    6510 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Carlisle Street
    1125 Carlisle Street, Hanover, PA 17331
  • Meineke Car Care Center - East Chocolate Ave
    1401 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Gettysburg Road
    2236 Gettysburg Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Jonestown Road
    4509 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Manheim Pike
    1220 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Market Street
    2301 E Market Street, York, PA 17402
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Paxton Street
    3098 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111