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Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

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According to  trials on 725 Rock Truck (articulated 6*6 dump truck), $10,000 are saved by the owner each year when the air filters of its engine are well-maintained.

Doesn't it sound like an amount of savings that is worth the little time we could spend on the filters of our engines? Of course, it is!

In order to get the hang of it, these are the things you need to know.

What Is an Air Filter?

An air filter is a cartridge with a fine filter paper inside with many holes.

It is often located in a black plastic container near the engine. Those holes are for air to come into the engine.

According to  K&N Air Filter, a good quality air filter has more air absorbing holes and filtrates impurities efficiently. You don't want to get stuck with a low-quality product, so we recommend you be cautious when buying them.

What Is the Role of an Air Filter?

Since there are holes that allow air to flow through, the air filter is the first defender of your engine. It plays an important role in hindering unwanted particles from entering your engine block.

Besides protecting the engine by keeping debris such as dirt, pollen, and dust out, air filters also deliver air flow that is used by the engine for combustion. The combustion process is for the engine to produce power. Without air filters, such combustion will be vain.

In order for the  combustion process to be efficient, your engine needs clean air to compress the pistons, and with fuel, at a very high pressure, an explosion will be created, that will set in train an internal combustion sequence.

Why Should You Keep Your Air Filters Clean?

Contaminated air affects the overall efficiency of the engine's combustion process. It can be compared to our breathing system. When we accidentally get a piece of food going through our nose we may end up suffocating.

These contaminants may also cause wear on the engine. They may affect the rings, cylinders and other vital parts of the engine.

Therefore, keeping your filter clean will ensure the proper performance of your engine, so that it can breathe more easily.

When Should Air Filters Be Replaced?

Even though an air filter is not as big of a piece in the engine system, neither is it as much of a cost, it still needs our care and attention.

The filter needs to be cleaned whenever it is dirty. It may not require such cleaning that often if our driving stays within clean areas, but when it comes to dirt roads or dusty places, or anywhere else where impure air may be absorbed, it is definitely important to clean the air filters more frequently.

However, the time will come that you will have to replace the air filters of your engine no matter how well you have kept them clean. They may be worn out, and you can tell from the color that they don't look new anymore.

If you have not driven that often in bad conditions, as pertaining to cleanliness, you may want to change your filters once a year. In any case, the time for replacement may depend on the type of filter you've got and the kind of engine you use. You can see that some filters go bad so fast and some can keep up for a long time until they need to be replaced.

What Are the Benefits of Using Good and Clean Air Filters?

There are at least three benefits of using clean air filters.

1. Your engine is more powerful and is faster.

When your air filters are well-maintained the performance of your engine increases. You will have a higher pressure of airflow that will help the engine's combustion process make power more efficiently. As a result, the power of your engine increases and more horsepower and torque are created.

You may wonder what we mean by horsepower? It is a measure of the engine's maximum power. And torque is the measure of the speed of acceleration, or, in other words, the throttle response.

2. You spend less fuel for a long drive.

The best part of having good working air filters is that your fuel consumption decreases enormously. You can tell the difference as you look back to what you have spent with your car on previous days when you used those filthy filters.

We have a cause to rejoice here, because, listen, how long have we fought for a better environment globally? We always talk about green gas, and with such a cut down on our fuel consumption, we contribute to a great cause of making our world better.

That means, when you keep your air filters clean, you keep your world clean.

3. You save both money and time on maintenance.

No joke! This is a double bonus. Because you have kept your engine in good shape, you can expect it to last longer.

In fact, you don't have to worry about fixing your car every time, because having a breakdown will be incredibly rare. And if there is, it will only be a minor fix that will let you save up your money.

You also don't have to worry about replacing the engine of your car anytime soon, which would be a huge expense on your part.

Moreover, your time is treasured. Instead of going to a dealership to fix your car you go and do something else.

Final Thoughts

If keeping your air filters in good shape or changing them on time will save you money and time, what should stop you from getting it done? There is nothing too complicated to do in changing or cleaning air filters.

In fact, you can use our  air filter blaster. This is a new patented method for air filter cleaning which will reduce air filter replacement and fuel consumption on your car or on any motorized equipment.

For more information on our products, please  contact us or check out our blog. We are always at your disposal.

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