Your car’s filters are important to the longevity of your car and interior comfort. Maximize your car investment by replacing filters regularly.
The oil filter traps contaminants, allowing the oil to flow through the engine unrestricted. The fuel filter separates harmful contaminants that may cause problems with carburetors or intricate fuel injectors. The air filter traps dirt particles, which can cause damage to engine cylinders, walls, pistons and piston rings. The air filter also plays a role in keeping contaminants off the airflow sensor (in fuel-injected cars). The cabin filter helps trap pollen, bacteria and dust that may find their way into a car’s ventilation system. Many people don’t realize they have this filter.
Typical Wear and Tear
Filters are normal wear items that require regular checks and replacement. Factors that affect replacement intervals include:
- Driving habits
- Driving and road conditions
- Type of filter
- Vehicle type
- Poor gas mileage
- Hesitation while accelerating
- Musty odor in the cabin