Most of us like a bargain, but sometimes we’re blinded by the low cost of automotive parts that turn out to lack in quality. Many individuals, for example, would purchase a standard paper version to replace their broken air filters instead of investing in an aftermarket replacement. Unfortunately, this could cost you more money in the long run.

Research shows that paper filters should be changed every 15,000 miles your car travels. The typical American drives an average of 15,000 miles every year – imagine how much they could have saved by purchasing an aftermarket air filter! Because dirt can build up in paper air filters, this decreases the airflow passing through the filter and causes poor combustion. In the end, this results in poor fuel economy. Think of how many trips you’ll have to take to the gas station then – so much for being cheaper! Unlike their counterparts, aftermarket air filters have wider passages to stop dirt from clogging airflow. Because air filters keep air flow as unrestricted as possible to create combustion, your car can perform at its optimal levels.

Another factor to consider is the effects on the environment. Every paper air filter that’s replaced cuts down on trees and adds to already overflowing landfills. Reusable air filters, on the other hand, are more environmentally friendly since they don’t need to be replaced as often and help with fuel efficiency.

Next time you need to replace your air filter, consider what you just learned! For a slightly higher initial outlay a reusable air filter will provide increased performance, better fuel economy, and preserve more trees. Don’t forget you’ll also save money in the long run!

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It’s useful to remember this rule can apply to most car parts. For anyone replacing parts or making modifications to their car, try to buy the best quality you can afford. If you purchase from ShopPMLIT, you can be sure you’ll end up with a product that will stand the test of time. We’ll look after all of your auto lighting needs – from head lamps to fog lights, and angel-eyes. We also offer CCFL, LED, and Plasma automotive lighting systems for many makes and models!