The 4 Types Of Car Air Filters
Nowadays, paper filters are the most commonly used type of car air filter. They are a very easy type of filter to clean and replace, but it must be cleaned more frequently than some of the other air filters.
Oil Bath Filters
Before the paper filter arrived in the 1960s, this was the most common type of car filter. Due to the messy changing process, these types of filters have fallen out of popularity.
High Performance Filters
This type of filter is pricier than most other car filters and can be purchased from specialty dealers. It’s a popular filter amongst sports car drivers, or those seeking maximum engine power from their vehicle.
This type of filter is common for drivers who participate in off-road motor vehicle driving.
How To Spot The Signs Of A Dirty Air Filter
Decreased Gas Mileage
How To Clean Filters
Remove Your Car’s Air Filter
If you’re unsure of where your car’s air filter is, locate your vehicle’s manual. It’s location should be listed somewhere inside.
Use Either A Vacuum Or A Cleaning Solution
There are different methods to cleaning a car’s air filter, one of which being with a vacuum, the other being the aid of a water/soap solution.
Cleaning With A Vacuum
Apply its hose attachment
Run the vacuum along both sides of the filter for one minute each to remove the gunk & grime clinging to it.
Hold it up to a bright light to make sure all dirt has been removed. If not, do the process until it is.
Prepare a dry towel to place it on.
Don’t place the filter back into your car until it has completely dried.
If You Clean With A Liquid Solution
Use a bucket.
Fill it with a soap/water solution.
Take your filter and swish around in the solution, dunk it, shake it, do anything you can to carefully remove the grime attached to your filter.