The Air Filter is a part of your vehicle's air intake system that is responsible for ensuring that the air entering the intake plenum is clean and free from dirt and debris. The internal combustion engine needs the right air-fuel ratio for complete and efficient combustion. The air filter cleans the air coming into the manifold before it flows into the cylinder. In fuel-injected systems, the filter is a panel of pleated paper that is fitted in a plastic box that is connected with ductwork to the throttle body. Carbureted cars use a cylindrical filter. Other materials used in filters include foam and cotton gauze.
Over time, filters tend to become clogged and damaged. Any foreign substances such as solid debris and dirt in the fuel mixture can be abrasive to the moving components in the engine. An incorrect amount of fuel-air mixture in the engine will cause it to run rich, reducing its efficiency. The air filters should be cleaned periodically and should eventually be changed to keep your vehicle running at its full potential.
Indications of a damaged air filter include a reduced mileage and delayed ignition spark due to insufficient air entering the cylinder. Car manufacturers usually recommend a changed air filter for every 12,000 to 15,000 miles. If you sense that your vehicle is performing below its expected efficiency, you should consider checking and changing your air filter. At Buy Auto Parts we stock a wide variety of air filters for every car make and model.
We have genuine OEM replacements and premium aftermarket parts. All our car parts are thoroughly tested and come with a warranty. To view the parts that fit your vehicle, select the right year, make and model of your car on our online catalog. At Buy Auto Parts you will find high-quality air filters at unbeatable prices, and free shipping. If you have any questions about our car parts, call our toll-free support line 1-888-907-7225 or email us at [email protected].