What Does an Engine Air Filter Do?
It keeps dirt and debris out of the air intake, thereby preventing it from getting into the motor.
What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do?
It prevents dust and pollen from accumulating in the ducts and on the vents of the heater and air conditioning systems.
What are Air Filters Made of?
Either synthetic paper, foam, cotton, or metal. The material is pleated to trap airborne contaminants better, and it's either flat-panel, circular, or cylindrical in design. Some filter media are marketed as permanent -- namely, washable and reusable.
What are the Signs it's Time to Replace an Air Filter?
Look for obstructed airflow. It can present in many ways.
For example, a Check Engine light or other warning lights can appear on the dash. The engine could start making unusual noises, misfire or lose power, you could begin having trouble accelerating, and fuel economy could worsen. Black smoke could start to billow out of the exhaust.
You could also start to hear unusual noises, like whistling, coming from the cabin's vents, and the air in-cabin could start to smell dirty or stale. Perhaps most obviously, you could find dirt in the filters, or discover that the media itself has worn out.
When Do You Change Air Filters Otherwise?
Every 19,000 to 24,000 kilometers approximately, or at least once a year. At any rate, no later than every 48,000 kilometers. For more specifics, review your owner's manual.
Why Buy Genuine OEM Air Filters?
They're designed and manufactured compatible with the make and model you drive. That's a fitment guarantee that the aftermarket can't necessarily make.
Where Can I Order Replacement Air Filters?
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