Filters Online Catalogue
Finding filters for your car should not be a problem at all.
At Pound Lane Auto Discount we have the best range of car spares, filters and accessories anywhere in Essex.
Best of all, even if we don't have the filters that you require sitting on our shelves in Basildon, we can normally get them for you within a couple of hours.
So don't spend hours searching the web.
Let us find your filters for you.
Using our vast list of contacts built up over the last thirty years there is every chance that even for more obscure vehicles and imports we can cross reference our part-numbers and buy your filters in quickly and efficiently.
Simply use the online catalogue below to locate the part number of the filters you need for your car and either phone us or use the order form.
How Do Air Filters Work?
You may not have put much thought into your vehicle’s air filter just because it seems like such a simple aspect of the car’s maintenance.
Actually, air filters can make a tremendous difference in the life and general performance of any gas powered engine.
Depending on where you live, how you use your car and how often it is used will all affect the needs and considerations of the maintenance of your vehicle’s engine including the air filter.
At a minimum, the air filter should be changed every 8000 miles.
The climate conditions in the area you live in will make a difference in the amount you should replace the air filter.
For instance, sandy and dusty areas will require changing the air filter more often to avoid clogging the engine with dirt and sand particles.
The best way to remember to change your air filter is to change it every other time you change the oil.
Not changing the air filter will cause certain problems such as reducing the car’s mileage and reducing the engine’s horsepower.
Reducing the flow of air to the engine with a dirty, clogged air filter creates a restriction of airflow to the engine. This restriction of air makes the gas powered engine work harder causing it to burn more gas.
Therefore keeping up with your air filter replacement will help keep gas costs to a minimum as well.
With the technology available today, many auto parts providers are offering a low restriction air filter that allow for a greater flow of air directly to the engine.
This immediately increases the horsepower by 5-10 horsepower.
These high performance air filters are thinner and do not provide as great of an air cleaning aspect as regular standard air filters provide.
For that reason, high performance air filters should be used only for specific reasons when there is a need or desire for increased, high performance horsepower increase.
If your vehicle is an older vehicle, it will probably be a carburetor style engine.
The air filter in this style engine is a donut shaped piece about as big around as a standard dinner plate.
These air filers are generally located on the top of the car’s engine under a round black metal pan held in place by a wing nut.
Newer vehicles no longer have a carburetor and the air filter is generally a square piece held in place by a black plastic box held down by clamps.
Changing either of these style air filters is very easy to accomplish.
The air filter is not held in place by any clamps or screws once the actual case is opened.
Simply open the case, remove the actual air filter and place the new air filter in the space where the old air filter was housed.
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