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Car filters are there to protect you and your vehicle. Air filters, fuel filters and Oil filters sift out dirt and debris to prevent contaminants from entering your engine. Cabin filters, also known as pollen filters, protect you by cleaning the air entering your cabin. Most filters are changed annually to ensure they are protecting your car’s engine, preventing damage, but also maintaining the vehicle’s efficiency.

Halfords offer a range of car filters including air filters, oil filters, cabin / pollen filters, and fuel filters. We provide filters for your car or van from leading original quality brands such as Mann & Hummel, Bosch and Mahle as well as value matching quality brands.

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Use our search tool to find your correct car filter by entering your vehicle registration number or by selecting your vehicle make, model and year. Order online for click and collect to your local Halfords store or have the parts delivered directly to you.

Vehicle filters explained

If your car filter parts become damaged or stop functioning correctly, it could lead to engine damage. Debris and dirt can affect the overall performance of your car and risk the lifespan of your engine, so it’s important to replace these components regularly. At Halfords, we stock all the key car filter components that may need replacing.

What does an air filter do?

A car air filter allows air to enter your vehicle’s engine without pollution, road debris or reaching the engine. The air filter keeps the fuel-air mixture clean and ensures a constant supply of clean air to the engine, maintaining your car’s performance and engine lifespan. To ensure your cars performance as well as helping with your fuel efficiency, it is advised that air filters are regularly changed. Most vehicles change the air filter between 15,000 and 30,000 miles.

What does a cabin filter do?

Cabin filters, also known as pollen filters, clean the air entering the cabin clean from impurities. Removing airborne particles such as dust and pollen, the cabin filter keeps your vehicles heating and ventilation system clean and can also increase the life of your vehicles AC unit. A cabin filter should ideally be changed annually to prevent contaminates for you and your passengers. Cabin filters are ideal for those that suffer from Hay Fever, allergies, or respiratory issues.

What does an oil filter do?

The Oil filters ensures the smooth running of your engine by removing any debris. Over time debris such as metallic particles and oxidised oil build up within your oil. The oil filter prevents these contaminants causing damage and excessive wear to your engine. It is recommended that you change your oil and oil filter on a regular basis to keep your engine running effectively and reducing the wear. Vehicles typically need an oil and oil filter change between 6,000 and 8,000 miles.

What does a Fuel Filter do?

A car’s fuel filter protects the engine, combustion chamber and the vehicles injectors from any impurities with the fuel. Petrol and diesel fuel filters eliminate the likes of fuel impurities, dust, and rust from the vehicles fuel. Fuel filters should be changed based on your vehicles schedule, typically at over 30,000 miles. If you experience drops in performance, jerking movements or misfiring, it may be worth checking the fuel filter.

Head to your local Halfords store to see which elements of your car filter system need replacing. Our technicians are on hand to help you find the right components for your vehicle.


Car filter FAQs

Prices range from as little as £3 for oil filters to £26 for a pollen filter. Prices also vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle, as well as the brand of filter. You should also factor in additional costs to have the filter changed, as prices are for the product only. Usually, filters are changed as part of a car service, which is an extra fee.

No, changing a filter part should not impact your car’s warranty ifthe part is OE (original equipment) equivalent. It should be the correct brand for the make and model of your vehicle.

Car filters vary by car type, depending on the make and model of your vehicle. At Halfords, we stock all major car filter brands for leading car models, including BMW, Audi, Vauxhall, Mercedes, VW, Citroen, and Alfa Romeo.

Replacing a car filter is straightforward if you have mechanical experience. You can follow the Haynes Manuals to help guide you. Or if you’re unsure, visit your local Halfords garage and our technicians can replace the car filter parts for you.