Car Filters Explained: The Available Types

Dirt and grime are a fact of life, but there are some things that work better if they don’t get touched by dust and other debris. One of these is your engine; when it draws in air and fuel for the combustion process, there is a chance that stray dirt can be sucked in, too. This can cause problems in the future.

This is why you have filters in your engine. In fact, your car has filters in different places to ensure a more comfortable ride and prolonged service life; manufacturers like Baldwin Filters offer a wide array of them. Here are some of the types that they offer.

  • Air Filter. The combustion process needs oxygen. This means drawing in air from the outside; however, dirt can come with it, and dirt can clog your engine when it gets in. An air filter ensures that this doesn’t happen.
  • Cabin Filter. You and your passengers don’t need to open the car windows for clean, fresh air. This is where cabin air filters come in. They ensure as you travel that your car interior’s air is as clean as possible.
  • Fuel Filter. The other half of the equation in your engine. Fuel is needed for the combustion process and just like the air it isn’t 100% clean. Fuel filters ensure the impurities don’t get in to clog and eventually damage the engine.

 

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