It is very important to change your car filters from time to time. Your car includes four main types of filters: the cabin filter, oil filter, fuel filter, and air filter. Should one of your car’s four filters gets clogged, it can cause problems like loss of power, dirty smoke, oil light or even engine failure affecting the performance of your vehicle. Car filters enable flows and catch impurities such as the dust and contaminants in the air, the impurities in the fuel or the dirt in the motor oil.
What is a Cabin Filter?
The cabin filter is essential for the atmosphere of your car’s interior and for your health. The cabin filter cleans the air that enters your car through the heating and air conditioning. The latter’s job is to filter out the dust from the roads, pollen, and other airborne elements. If your car has a carbon activated cabin filter, it also prevents exhaust gases and odors from entering the interior of your car. It is very important to change your car’s cabin filter from time to time to be able to breath fresh air, ensure safety and visibility, and prolong the life of your car’s A/C heating system.
What is an Air Filter?
Your car needs oxygen to help the combustion process. Air filters prevent unwanted insects, dust, sand, particles or debris from reaching the engine ensuring good air and fuel mixture to increase performance. Car filters have different shapes: panels, circular, and cylindrical. Some are made of pleated material that filters the air, others from cotton, synthetic paper or foam. It is very important to change your car’s air filter from time to time to ensure better car performance, decrease fuel consumption, and avoid black smoke.
What is an Oil Filter?
The oil filter’s main role is to purify the motor oil in order to work efficiently. It maintains continuous oil flow and removes dirt, oxidized oil, and metallic particles that can appear in the oil due to engine wear. It is very important to change your car’s oil filter from time to time to reduce engine wear and avoid soiling of new oil.
What is a Fuel Filter?
The fuel filter protects your car’s fuel injectors and helps maintain good performance and longevity of your car’s engine. It removes dust, rust and grit contained in the fuel. It is very important to change your car’s fuel filter from time to time to maintain good engine performance and decrease weariness of car parts.