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04/12/2018
If you don't know very much about all the filters that keep your car running smoothly, this post can help you get more familiar with them.

How Much Do You Know About Your Car's Filters?

Your car relies on a number of filters to do their job properly. Without these filters, your car would come across troubles way more often. With that said, it's important that you understand what they do and how often they will need to be replaced in order to keep your car healthy. To learn more about this, keep reading.

Air Filter

Your vehicle's air filter is located in the engine and is in charge of cleaning the air used by the engine for combustion. It traps and removes abrasive particles that can get in the way of combustion happening properly. Air filters can be made of a number of materials including paper, foam, and even cotton. Some of the particles they catch include dirt and dust found in the air. If you drive through dusty roads often or are in an area with heavier pollution, your air filter will have to work harder to keep the air clean. Luckily, many air filters can be cleaned out and put back in place, but they will have to be replaced eventually. There isn't a set interval at which you should get your air filter changed, but doing so at least once a year will help ensure things work properly in your engine. Keep in mind that driving around with a dirty air filter can lead reduced fuel economy, so it's worth changing it before its too full.

Oil Filter

The oil filter is probably the most well-known type of filter among car owners. This is because oil changes need to be taken care of regularly, and they usually come with a filter change as well. But, what does the filter actually do? Your car's oil keeps the moving parts in your engine well lubricated as they work. Because they work hard, these metal parts can start to chip away at each other, leaving their remnants in your oil. Dirt and other debris can enter your engine and contaminate the oil even further. So, your oil filter is there to trap these contaminants, helping keep your oil cleaner for longer. Cleaner oil means you car will be able to perform better and you won't have to change your oil as often. For the best results, it's best to change your oil filter every time you get your oil changed. It's not enough to simply change your car's oil filter, you will also have to change its oil to ensure it stays healthy. When getting an oil change, be sure it's a synthetic oil change in Austin. Learn all about the benefits of using a synthetic oil by contacting AMSOIL Dealer- Carol BellGive their experts a call at (512) 658-0357 to learn more about their range of AMSOIL Oil products, including their Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil.

Fuel Filter

The job your fuel filter performs will depend on the type of engine your car is powered by. If you have a gas engine, your fuel filter is in charge of removing impurities found in your gas before it reaches your engine. Dirt and other harmful debris that is often present in fuel will be trapped by your fuel filter so that your engine stays better protected. If you drive a diesel engine, your fuel filter will work to remove water that can cause corrosion on the metal components of your engine. No matter what type of engine you have, it's important to change your fuel filter periodically in order to prevent clogs. Changing your fuel filter every one to two years is ideal and can keep your fuel efficiency at its best.

Cabin Air Filter

The cabin air filter is often confused with the air filter because their names sound similar, but they're completely different. A cabin air filter is in charge of cleaning the air that gets sucked into your car before it reaches the cabin. It removes dust, dirt, pollen, and other contaminants and prevents them from contaminating the air you and your passengers breathe. To keep your cabin air healthy and breathable, it's recommended that you change the cabin air filter at least once a year.

It's Time for a Synthetic Oil Change in Austin, TX

Getting a synthetic oil change is a great way to maintain your engine healthier for longer. To find the best synthetic oil for your vehicle, contact AMSOIL Dealer- Carol Bell at (512) 658-0357. Don't forget that you can also browse their full range of AMSOIL Oil products in their online shop.
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