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What Is the Difference Between Air Conditioning Filter Element and Air Filter Element?

When it comes to air conditioning filter elements, many car owners have questions about them: what is the difference between an air conditioning filter element and an air filter element? What are their functions? And where are they installed?


Air conditioning filter element


Do all cars have air conditioning filter elements?


Answer: Because all household car models have air conditioning systems, so cars will have air conditioning filter elements.


Where is the air conditioning filter element installed in the car?


Answer: For most car models, the air conditioning filter element is located in the glove box on the front passenger side, which can be seen by removing the glove box.


What is the function of the air conditioning filter element?


Answer: The air conditioning filter element filter the outside air blown into the car. When the car turns on the air conditioning system, the outside air entering the car passes through the air conditioning filter first, effectively blocking sand and particles from entering the car.


Air filter element


Do all cars have air filter elements?


Answer: The function of the air filter element is to filter element the air needed for the engine to work during combustion. Since pure electric cars do not have engines, they do not have air filters.


Where is the air filter element installed in the car?


Answer: The air filter element is in the engine compartment and is mostly located near the engine.


What is the function of the air filter element?


Answer: The air filter element finely filters the air entering the engine cylinder to ensure that enough clean air enters the cylinder. Whether it can remain clean and unobstructed is related to the service life of the engine.


Maintenance and replacement of filter element


Air conditioning filter element replacement cycle


The replacement of car air conditioning filter elements has clear standards in the maintenance manual. Generally, it is replaced once every 10,000-20,000 kilometers or once every 1-2 years. It can also be adjusted based on driving environment and driving habits.


If the filter element is not replaced for a long time, dust will accumulate on the air conditioning filter element, it can become moldy and produce odors in the humid environment inside the car.


Air filter element replacement cycle


The replacement of the air filter element depends on the actual situation. In areas with large amounts of wind and sand or dust, car owners are advised to replace the filter element regularly. In areas where the air is relatively clean, car owners can follow the maintenance manual for maintenance.


If the replacement cycle is exceeded, the filter element's filtration performance will deteriorate, which can lead to decreased engine power and increased fuel consumption. Over time, it could reduce the lifespan of the engine.


In short, the air conditioning filter element protects people, while the air filter element protects the car. If you want both the car and the occupants to be healthy, it is essential to maintain both.

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