Just as filters improve the efficiency of your furnace, engine and cabin air filters do the same thing for you car. The engine air filter blocks particles that can harm the combustion chamber. The cabin air filter helps keep common airborne particles out of your vehicle.
Cabin Air Filters
About 80 percent of the cars and trucks sold today have at least one cabin air filter. Why? Because tests have shown the air inside your vehicle may contain a higher concentration of contaminants than the air outside. Cabin air filters help prevent molds, pollen, allergens, smoke, fumes and odors from entering your vehicle. They can also help reduce wear on your vehicle’s hearting, ventilation and air-conditioning system. Consult your owner’s manual for recommended engine and cabin filter replacement intervals. Also keep in mind that with Nevada’s dusty environment, filters may require more frequent replacement.
Engine Air Filters
Engine air filters use filter element technology to block airborne dust and dirt – including particles as small as a grain of salt – that can harm expensive internal engine parts such as the cylinders and pistons. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, replacing a clogged air filter on a fuel-injected engine can increase acceleration by up to 11 percent.