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05/09/2018
Did you know that your car relies on a number of different types of filters in order to run smoothly? Learn all about them in this post.

Understand Your Car's Filter Needs

If you're a car owner trying to keep up with your resolution to take better care of your car this year, learning about your vehicle's filters can be a huge help. Most people don't pay attention to their filters and just get them changed when the mechanic tells them it's time to do so. To actually know what your filters do, check out this useful information.

Air Filter

Every car relies on an air filter to remove abrasive particles from the air being taken into the engine for combustion. Without an air filter, the air being used for combustion would be full of impurities including dust and dirt, which can complicate things in the engine. Your air filter should be changed at least once a year in order to ensure combustion processes go smoothly. Depending on what your air filter is made of, you may be able to clean it and continue using it before it absolutely has to be replaced. If your car is often exposed to very dusty roads or highly polluted conditions, you will be better off changing your air filter more often. For the best results, consult your manufacturer's recommendations.

Oil Filter

Getting your oil changed regularly is a no-brainer, but did you know you also have to change your oil filter just as regularly for the best results? It makes sense if you consider what your oil filter's job is. In basic terms, your oil filter is in charge of trapping and removing particles that can contaminate your motor oil. Anything from metal shavings to dirt will get trapped in your oil filter, helping to maintain your oil cleaner for longer. At some point, however, your oil filter will get full and will no longer be able to filter new contaminants out. This leaves your oil at risk of getting dirty and not being able to perform well. So, if you're changing your oil, it makes sense to also replace your oil filter with a new one. Not only can your old filter contaminate your new oil, it can also fill up much faster, leaving your oil susceptible to getting dirty a lot faster than it should. When giving your car a synthetic oil change in Hagerstown, don't forget to also replace its oil filter. Not sure what products to use for the job? The oil experts at ALF Marketing can recommend some products, like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil. To get more product recommendation like this, contact them at (301) 416-0575.

Fuel Filter

All car's rely on a fuel filter to keep their car running well. However, the exact job your fuel filter performs will depend on whether you drive a gasoline fueled engine or a diesel powered one. The petroleum used to power your gasoline engine naturally has some impurities in it, which is why your car needs a fuel filter. This filter is in charge of trapping these impurities before they have a chance to cause any issues in your engine. In diesel powered cars, the fuel filter focuses on removing water that can cause corrosion and other issues under the hood. Either way, it's important that you stay on top of changing your fuel filter regularly. It's recommended that you change it at least once a year to prevent any damage.

Cabin Air Filter

Although the cabin air filter and the engine air filter sound similar thanks to their names, they serve completely different purposes. Your cabin air filter is in charge of filtering out and trapping pollutants found in the air being introduced into your car's cabin. Dirt, dust, and even allergens are trapped by this filter so that the air you and your passengers breathe in is nice and clean. So, if you've ever wondered how the air you're breathing is so clean compared to the dusty conditions outside of your car, you have your cabin air filter to thank for that. For people who suffer from allergies, changing the cabin air filter is super important. It's recommended that you change it at least once a year, but you may want to change it more often if you suffer from allergies or if you often drive through dusty roads.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change in Hagerstown

Keep your car well protected with the help of a synthetic oil change in Hagerstown. To find the perfect oil for the job and to get the personalized service you need, contact ALF Marketing at (301) 416-0575. You can also browse a full range of AMSOIL products by visiting their online shop.
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