We're talking about and oil filters. It seems you can't watch a car-related show on TV without some company hawking its brand of filters as superior to the rest. But just how, exactly, do air and oil filters affect your car's engine? In this article, we'll filter the facts from the marketing fiction.
There are certain items on your car that you can procrastinate on replacing -- and at worst they'll just mildly irritate you. That tacky air freshener that lost its scent seven months ago, for instance. But because of how important air and oil filters are to your engine's health and well-being, they're two replaceable parts you'll definitely want to service on schedule. Check your vehicle's owner's manual to see how often your filters should be replaced and the proper size for new ones.