Car Filters and Why You Should Change Yours Regularly

November 13th, 2019 by

Car filters play an important role when it comes to the overall performance of your car. A clogged filter can result in a loss of power, dirty smoke, oil light, or even engine failure. It is important to understand that your car filter should be replaced regularly.

What Do Car Filters Do?

There are four main filters in a car; the cabin filter, oil filter, fuel filter, and air filter. These filters enable airflow and catch dust and contaminants that are in the air, fuel, or dirt in the motor oil. Champion Auto Parts shared with us some helpful tips on Car Filters And Why It’s Important To Change Them. Our team here at Competition INFINITI compiled a small list of things you should know about your vehicle’s filters.

Cabin Filters

Cabin Filters clean the air that comes into your car through the heating and air conditioning. It filters out dust, pollen, and other airborne particles.

Changing your cabin filter will result in:

  • Breathing fresher air
  • Longer life of your car’s A/C heating system

Air Filters

Air Filters prevent insects, dust, particles, sand, or debris from reaching the engine. This ensures a good mixture of air and fuel to support performance.

Changing your air filter will result in:

  • Better car performance due to a clean air flowing into the engine
  • Good combustion which will decrease fuel consumption
  • Clean and clear car exhaust

Oil Filters

Oil Filters maintain continuous oil flow by purifying the motor oil so that it can do its job efficiently.

Changing your oil filter will result in:

  • Longer and more efficient engine life

Fuel Filters

Fuel Filters remove particles like dust and rust in the fuel. This protects your fuel injectors and helps maintain the performance of your car engine.

Changing your fuel filter will result in:

  • Cleaner and more efficient engine performance
  • Keeping some car parts in good condition

Changing your vehicle’s filters will make a huge difference in its overall performance. You can look at your vehicle’s owner’s manual for more information or see a professional.

Competition INFINITI Parts & Service Center

Shop INFINITI parts & accessories and browse our large selection of oil filters, cabin filters, air filters, and fuel filters. Our team at Competition INFINITI highly recommends seeing a professional to check or change your vehicle’s filters. Stop by with your INFINITI Q50, the model that is known for its performance, to make sure it is performing at its best. Let our highly-trained team check your INFINITI QX60 to ensure you with a cleaner and more efficient engine. Schedule a service online or stop by our Express Service.  Be sure to also take advantage of our parts and service specials!

October is Fall Car Care Month. With winter right around the corner, it is important to make sure your INFINITI is in its best working condition. Head to our blog and read more helpful car tips to help you and your vehicle get through the winter safely. Whether you’re headed to Smith Haven Mall to do some early holiday shopping or headed to Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown to enjoy the last few nicer days of Fall, it is never too late to stop by Competition INFINITI of Smithtown. Contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to seeing you at our INFINITI dealership located at 587 Middle Country Road, Saint James, NY!