One of the most important parts of the vehicle, filters are responsible for preventing impurities from entering the systems. “When saturated, automotive filters compromise the performance of the car, pollute the air and also affect the driver's pocket since the air filter, for example, when impregnated with pollutants, increases fuel consumption and causes a loss of vehicle power., as well as overheating the engine”, says the president of Abrafiltros, João Moura.
According to Moura, oil and fuel filters can damage the engine's useful life, causing even more damage. “The oil filter allows the access of contaminated lubricant to the engine's moving parts, causing premature wear”, he comments. A clogged or compromised fuel filter, on the other hand, results in engine power failure, as well as blocking the passage of fuel and consequent vehicle stop. “It protects carburetors, injection nozzles and aggregates, in addition to assisting in better combustion, reducing pollutants released into the environment”, he emphasizes.
To maintain the proper functioning of these parts, it is advisable to follow the specifications for changing automotive filters in the vehicle owner's manual. And don't forget to always consult the mechanic you trust to guarantee the good performance of the car.