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Unlike cheaper paper air filters, performance filters are made of either foam or cloth (typically cotton). They’re more expensive, but they also last longer, in fact, depending upon the type and use level, a performance air filter may last for the life of your vehicle.

Other benefits of performance air filters include:

  • Enhanced engine performance, horsepower, and fuel economy
  • Improved dust and debris filtration
  • Low maintenance
  • Better air circulation
  • Eco-friendly due to reusable materials

Types of performance filters:

  • Foam: polyurethane foam filters offer excellent air flow due to the volume of air pockets contained in the material. They have injection-molded borders for a snug, custom fit that doesn’t allow debris through around the edges.

  • Cloth: these are made up of multiple layers of cotton gauze braced on mesh wire and formed into pleats for maximum surface area to catch dirt and debris.

How to make sure you’re getting a good quality performance air filter:

  • Decide on a material: Cloth is the most popular and is good for general purpose increased performance and long-lasting durability. Foam is superior in dusty or sandy environments, particularly for off-roading.

  • Get brand endorsements from family and friends: People will recommend a product that has worked well for them, so old-fashioned word-of-mouth can still be the way to go.

  • Choose a trusted name: Go with a well-respected name with a solid, enduring reputation. K&N is a well-known, experienced name in the performance air filter segment.

Changing the air filter is simple and straight-forward on most vehicles. Even though you will put out more money upfront for a performance version of this part, you’ll save money and time in the long run because of the extended lifespan and durability of these filters.

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Simon

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25 years of experience
Honda CR-V - Car Air Filter Replacement - Washington, District of Columbia
Simon was efficient and professionally. He was very friendly and personable - I would highly recommend him
Kia Sportage - Air Filter - Fort Washington, Maryland
Simon serviced my car with professional knowledge. He was friendly and very helpful by explaining the job which was performed on my automobile.

Chris

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BMW 550i GT - Air Filter - Menifee, California
Are usually never do these reviews but this is an exception. Chriss was very punctual something that us military can appreciate and very professional. Answered any and all my questions while still performing his job in the utmost matter! After he was finished he went over everything done and even pointing out other things going above and beyond The scope of what he was here to do ! I know my vehicle was in great hands!
Toyota RAV4 - Air Filter - Newport Coast, California
I continue to be amazed by Chris ! He’s always on time if not early. I unfortunately did not get clear info on my car when I went with another mechanic . I won’t ever make the mistake of going with another mechanic. Chris was extremely clear on what my car needed and the service issued. He went out of his way to contact the ‘yourmechanic’ peeps on my previous issue to make sure I was properly charged. Always go to Chris!

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Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Air Filter - Atlanta, Georgia
Like all the other 5 star reviews, Tinashe was awesome! Arrived on time and right away I felt at ease with how knowledgeable he was. I only had an oil change and air filter swap but I would definitely trust Tinashe to do way more complex work on my Rover. Highly recommend!!
Nissan Juke - Air Filter - Decatur, Georgia
Mr. Tinashe is a very professional, knowledgeable, competent honest, and prompt young man. I have recommended and will continue to recommend his services to family, friends and co-workers. Thanks Mr. Tinashe!!

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Dodge Avenger - Air Filter - Mountain House, California
Was very thorough in explaining the condition of the car and how the repairs will impact it’s service.

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