Car Filters and Why You Should Change Yours Regularly

May 10th, 2021 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. Our team here at Competition BMW 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 clean air flowing into the engine
  • Good combustion 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 from 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.

Shop BMW parts & accessories and browse our large selection of oil filters, cabin filters, air filters, and fuel filters. Our team at Competition BMW highly recommends seeing a professional to check or change your vehicle’s filters. Let our highly-trained team check your 2021 BMW X3 to ensure you with a cleaner and more efficient engine. Schedule a service online or contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Be sure to also check out our new BMW lease specials, service specials, and parts specials! Visit us today at 599 Middle Country Road, Saint James, NY!