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05/09/2018
Your car relies of a number of different filters to keep it running smoothly. If you have no idea what they are or how they work, this post can help you learn more about them.



All About Your Car's Filters

If you're a car owner hoping to learn a bit more about how your car works, understanding your car's filters is essential. Not many people know much about what their filters do or how to often to change them, but this is actually quite important. To take better care of your car, check out this information on the four filters all cars have.

What Is an Air Filter?

Depending on the type of car you have, the number of filters it has will vary. However, an air filter is something all cars will have. This is because the air filter is in charge of cleaning that air that gets pulled into your engine for combustion. Without an air filter, the air would be full of different particles including dirt and debris that would make the combustion process less efficient. Of course, after driving around for some time your air filter will start to fill up and will need to be changed. Keep in mind that some air filter can be taken out, cleaned, and then put back to use for another while before finally needing to be replaced. Ideally, your air filter should be replaced at least once a year, but if your drive through dusty roads or heavily polluted areas often, you will need to change it more frequently to keep your engine in good shape.

What Does the Oil Filter Do?

Another filter you can be sure your car has is an oil filter. By now you're probably aware of how important oil changes are for the wellbeing of your engine, but do you know what role your oil filter plays in all of this? Like its name states, your oil filter is in charge of filtering your motor's oil. As the oil travels through your filter, this part works to trap and hold onto the metal shaving, dirt, and other particles that can contaminate your oil. This, of course, helps keep your oil cleaner for longer. Without an oil filter, your oil would get dirty way faster, meaning you would have to change it more often. In order to avoid dirty oil and short oil change intervals, change your oil filter every time you get an oil change. During your next synthetic oil change, be sure to also change your oil filter. Not sure what products to use? Contact the experts at Syntex Lubricants at (512) 848- 8240 to get product recommendations like their Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil.

What Is a Fuel Filter For?

Another important filter that you can find in your engine is the fuel filter. What exactly your fuel filter does will depend on whether you drive a gasoline powered engine or a diesel powered one. In gasoline engines, the fuel filter is there to trap and remove contaminants found in your fuel. These contaminants are not uncommon in the gasoline you put in your car, which is why a clean fuel filter is so important. If it gets full or is clogged, your fuel economy may suffer. In diesel engines, the fuel filter is there to remove water and prevent the corrosion it can cause on the metal components of your car's engine. This filter should be changed every one to two years, but for the best recommendations, check the manufacturer's recommendations.

What Does the Cabin Air Filter Do?

Although its name may make you think it's a regular air filter, a cabin air filter is completely different. This part is in charge of the air that gets picked up and pushed into the cabin of your car. So if you notice the air outside is very dusty yet the air you're breathing as you drive is fresh and clean, you have your cabin air filter to thank for that. For people who suffer from allergies, keeping a clean cabin air filter is a must because it also traps allergens like pollen. For the cleanest air, change your cabin air filter at least once a year.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change in Kyle

Don't let your next synthetic oil change in Kyle go to waste! Be sure you also get your oil filter changed for the best results. For help finding the right synthetic oil for your car, contact Syntex Lubricants at (512) 848- 8240. You can also stop by their online shop to find a full range of their  AMSOIL Oil products.
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