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Vehicle Filters

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Your car has at least four types of filters, which will require specific maintenance over time, whether that's a simple dusting or a complete cleaning or change. Wear due to nothing more than daily use can negatively impact your vehicle's performance.

Your oil filter targets impurities that are found inside the engine oil. It is recommended that you change your oil filter at each oil change to avoid clogging up the new oil. The pore size of an oil filter affects the filter change intervals. The beta (ß) ratio lets you measure the ability of a filter to stop particles of any given size. You also need to consider your driving style and the type of oil you use (synthetic, semi-synthetic, etc.) when choosing an oil filter. For example, if you drive a truck and regularly face severe conditions, you'll need a better oil filter than what might cut it for a regular commuter. NAPA filters offer the best protection for your engine and peace of mind.

The cabin air filter cleans the air that enters the vehicle from the outside world. Keeping things like pollen, dust, bugs, and small debris from entering the cabin is a task that is often taken for granted. Changing the cabin air filter at least once a year helps ensure better air quality for all passengers. A dirty cabin air filter can even prevent the heating and air conditioning system from functioning properly, not to mention harbor mould and nasty smells. Changing cabin air filters is usually a simple procedure, with most being located behind the glovebox. Getting your hands on a brand-new cabin air filter is as easy as visiting your local NAPA Auto Parts store.

The engine air filter is the first line of defense when it comes to protecting the inside of the engine from harmful airborne contaminants, such as dust, dirt, pollen, bugs, and other small debris. A clogged air filter chokes the engine, slowing down air flow and raising the risk of reduced power. Luckily, most air filters are located in the engine compartment and can be changed with simple tools or even no tools at all. A good rule of thumb is to change your filter every 20,000 to 30,000 kilometres; however, driving in dusty conditions can shorten that interval dramatically. At NAPA, we carry top air filter brands, as well as our own NAPA Silver and NAPA Gold air filters. Picking up a brand-new engine air filter from your local NAPA Auto Parts store is a great way to make sure your vehicle is in top shape for the road ahead.

The fuel filter performs one of the most important jobs on a vehicle: maintaining a clean supply of fuel to the engine. Dirt, dust, and rust can find their way into the fuel tank, and it is the fuel filter's job to strain these contaminants from the fuel supplying the engine. These filters do their job quietly, and it often takes years before they finally become too clogged to allow fuel to flow through. A clogged fuel filter can cause engine sputtering, loss of power, and even complete loss of function. Fuel filters are usually located in the fuel tank, along the fuel lines, or under the hood. Replacing your fuel filter before problems arise is important for ensuring peace of mind on the road. Visit your local NAPA Auto Parts store to ask our experts about our full range of fuel filter options.

The hydraulic filter is a vital component of a vehicle's hydraulic system. The service life of high pressure pumps, hydraulic motors, hydraulic cylinders, and more depends on being supplied with clean hydraulic fluid. Changing out the hydraulic filter should be a part of any equipment maintenance program. Unfortunately, these filters are often ignored during routine maintenance. Your local NAPA Auto Parts store has the hydraulic filters you need to keep your investment running strong.