Information - Air Filter

In present days different types of filters are installed in each vehicle that moves along the roads and highways of towns and cities. Proper operation of your vehicle is not possible without filter components in the complex system of your car. The modern internal combustion engine simply does not work in the absence of fuel and clean air. By the way, in order to recycle a liter of gasoline about fifteen thousand liters of air are necessary. But, unfortunately, the quality of the air in today's environment is far from being perfect. Therefore, the air used for combustion, must be purified all the time using air filtration.

The air filter will protect the engine from mechanical particles, which are present in huge amounts in the road dust. If the filter is missing or damaged, the dust particles can get inside the engine and cause wear out and tear of the intake tract parts and the cylinder-piston group. This would inevitably lead to engine failure and consequently expensive repairs. That is why a good driver needs to constantly check on the status of the air filter and, if needed, replace it at the right time. In case you drive often on dusty roads, air filters should be replaced twice as often than recommended by the manufacturer. So, the air filter protects the engine from the negative impacts of a large number of contaminants contained in the air.

Buying a filter means, first and foremost, ensuring reliability and safety of performance and motion of the vehicle. Well-chosen air filter elements and their timely replacement is a key to a long and trouble-free operation of the car engine. You can acquire it in our online store at a very low price. And we will deliver it to any convenient address in a short time. You can also buy other filters such as oil, fuel or the car filters.

What is necessary to know about engine air filter replacement: lifetime limits, common defects and their signs, tips and recommendations

Lifetime of the engine air filter depends on its type and car operation conditions.

On average, specialists recommend to replace standard filters during every oil change or every 10 000 – 15 000 operational kilometers. The high performance air filter has longer lifetime limit and is to be replaced after 35 000 – 50 000 operational kilometers.

The engine air filter loses its operability due to soiling, deformation and damaging of the filtering element or the housing. Component defect can be detected by troubled start and lowered engine power, failures in its operation, worsened car dynamics, and excessive fuel consumption.

Clogging or damage of the part can be diagnosed via visual inspection. Dark-gray colour of the filter, dirt, dust, damages of the filtering element and its housing deformation indicate that the component is to be replaced. Moreover, if the indicator for air filter control is included in the car, it will give a corresponding signal.

In order to replace the standard or sport air filter, you need to loosen the clamp of the hose fastening, unbend retainers or unscrew bolts of the filter cover and remove it. Then you need to remove the defective component from the housing and install a new panel or the round engine air filter, according to the fact, which type of the component is presupposed by exact car model. Close the cover, make sure that it adheres tightly to the elastic seal of the filter housing and fasten it. Specialists recommend to replace the secondary air filter and the compressor air filter simultaneously with the engine air filter.

Our customers ask

Where is engine air filter located and how to perform its replacement?

In modern cars the engine air filter is usually mounted in the underhood compartment in the engine upper part or between its front part and the radiator grille. Its replacement can be easily performed on your own. To do so you need to demount the filter cover by unbending latches, remove the filtering element from the body, clean the body from dust and then, install a new filter. Install the cover on its place. In some cars, in order to gain access to the filtering element you need to unscrew upper part of the air filter. More detailed information about how to replace the engine air filter in your very own car you will find in vehicle technical documentation or on photo or video manuals in the Internet.

How to learn dimensions of engine air filter in my car?

In order to learn dimensions of the engine air filter, installed on your car use a ruler, vernier scale or other suitable measuring device. If the filter is of panel type, you should measure height, width and length of the filtering element, if it is of ring or cylinder type – height, inner and outer diameters. However, it is incorrect to select the filters guiding yourself only by dimensions. The component should be suitable for your very car model. In order to choose compatible engine air filter in our online-shop, fill the corresponding form on the main webpage, selecting brand and model of your car. A list of all filters compatible to your car model will appear on your screen immediately.

How often is it recommended to replace engine air filter?

The standard engine air filters are usually replaced after 10 000 – 15 000 kilometers of mileage. Zero resistance filters serve longer: about 30 000 – 50 000 operational kilometers, but their washing should be performed after 10 000 kilometers. If the vehicle is exploited mostly on dusty roads or in the area with moist climate, necessity of part replacement may occur earlier.

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