Car Air Filters 101
How Many There are; What Types There are
What They Do
Put simply, they trap airborne contaminants. They do it using pleated fibers that are often made of either synthetic paper, foam, or cotton. Your cabin filter, for its part, helps keep allergens from accumulating in your HVAC system. Your engine filter helps keep dirt and muck from building up in your air intake and on other components, like the fuel injectors and spark plugs. If that ride you love didn't have either of them, particulate would start to wear out its many parts, and double quick.
The Signs It's Time to Change One
Unfortunately, even the best stop working as well as they age. When they clog, more trouble follows -- everything from a stressed and misfiring engine to higher emissions and lower fuel efficiency. Even your heater and air conditioner can malfunction. The best way to keep all this from happening? Replace both air filters regularly, about every 12,000 to 15,000 miles.
Otherwise, the symptoms that indicate it's time aren't very hard to identify. Look for a lit Check Engine light, for one. It's a better idea, though, to keep an eye out for dirty or decayed surface fibers. You can also listen for weird engine noise, smell for unclean cabin odors, and look for excessive exhaust. If you see any of these, it's probably time for replacement. When it's time to buy new ones, be sure to order the genuine article.
Why Buy Genuine OEM Air Filters?
What Mopar manufactures will fit your brand and model best. That promise, the aftermarket can't always make.
Where to Order Replacement Mopar Car AC and Heating Systems and Parts Online
Our auto parts store has what you're looking for. Whether you want to browse discount auto filters generally or more specific ones for, say, your RAM truck or Dodge car or SUV, we've made finding things easy. Simply choose your make, model, and model year from our catalog. Buy today, and we can ship your order in anywhere from 24 hours to 2-3 business days minimum, depending on stock status -- anywhere in the US. Overnight shipping is offered, too, unless you'd prefer local pickup at our 1708 Marlton Pike W. location in Cherry Hill NJ. Returns and cancellations are hassle-free as well -- just contact us, and we'll start the process.
Have questions or concerns that need an expert's take? Maybe you need a little buying advice to go along with it. In any case, you're welcome to get in touch with our parts team. One of its specialists will be happy to help.
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