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05/09/2018
If you're trying to learn a bit more about how your car works, this post can help. Get to know more about the filters in your car and why they're so important.

All About Your Car's Filters

Most people know their car has an oil filter, but how many people actually know what their oil filter does? If you're one of the ones who have no idea, you're not alone! Luckily, AMSOIL Dealer - Dwight Smith has put together this post to give you a basic understanding of what's going on with your car's four main filters.

Why Your Car Needs an Air Filter

Why does your car need to filter air, to begin with? Well, in simple terms, your car takes air into the engine where it is used in combustion processes. The reason an air filter is needed is that the air needs to be clean in order for combustion to occur more efficiently. Your car's air filter helps trap abrasive particles that contaminate this air, including dirt, dust, other debris. In order for your filter to work properly, you will need to change it at least once a year. It's worth mentioning that some filters can be cleaned and continue to work for a bit longer before ultimately needing to be replaced. Of course, if you drive through heavily polluted areas or extremely dusty roads often, you will need to replace your air filter more often.

Keep Your Oil Filter Clean

The oil filter is probably the most widely recognized filter, but even so, many people have no idea what it really does. Like its name suggests, your oil filter helps trap contaminants that make it into your motor oil. These contaminants can be anything from metals shavings to dirt. Your oil filter traps them so that your oil can stay cleaner for longer, helping keep your engine in better shape between oil changes. Not sure how often to change your oil filter? It's recommended that you change it every time you get an oil change, which makes sense. Keeping an old, dirty filter when introducing new oil into your engine isn't the best idea. Your oil filter can fill up faster, allowing your oil to get dirty quicker. This can result in your car needing an oil change sooner and even premature engine wear. If you're about to get your next synthetic oil change, don't forget to also change your oil filter. Find the perfect synthetic oil and oil filter for your car by contacting the oil pros at AMSOIL Dealer, Dwight Smith. Give them a call at (702) 561-3706 to get the personalized service you need. Browse their full range of AMSOIL Oil products in their online shop.

The Importance of a Fuel Filter

Another filter you will find in your vehicle's engine is its fuel filter. What exactly your car's fuel filter does will depend on the type of engine you drive. If your car is powered by a gasoline engine, your fuel filter will focus on trapping contaminants found in the gas you pump into your vehicle. Although the contaminants are the norm, that doesn't mean they should be ignored. In diesel engines, the fuel filter will work to remove water that can be quite corrosive to the metal parts in your engine. It's recommended that you change your fuel filter once a year, but you should consult your manufacturer's recommendations for more accurate information.

What Is a Cabin Air Filter?

Finally, your car will also have a cabin air filter. Although its name sounds very similar to the engine air filter, this one has a very different purpose. While it does filter contaminants out of some of the air being pulled into your car, the difference is that this filter cleans the air going into your car's cabin. So even when the air outside is very dusty or polluted, you will still have fresh, clean air to breathe inside of your car. If you have allergies, your cabin air filter will also remove allergens like pollen so that you can breathe easier. Like all the other filters in your car, this one doesn't last forever. For the best results, you should replace this filter at least once a year.

It's Time for a Synthetic Oil Change in Ann Arbor

Before getting your next synthetic oil change in Ann Arbor, be sure you will also get your oil filter changed. Not sure what products to use? Not a problem! The oil experts at AMSOIL Dealer, Dwight Smith can recommend quality products like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil. To get more recommendations like this, contact AMSOIL Dealer, Dwight Smith at (702) 561-3706.
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