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General Filter Facts - Air Filters

WIX is a recognized leader in air filter performance and efficiency for passenger cars, light trucks, heavy trucks and buses, and off-highway vehicles. Use our Filter Look-up feature or consult your nearest WIX distributor using our Where To Buy to find the best WIX air filter for your needs.
What the Air Filter Does...
Like oil filters, air filters can be easily overlooked. They often don't get replaced until they are absolutely clogged with dirt and soot. To help keep a vehicle running well, and to protect the intake system from premature wear, it's important to change the air filter in your vehicle at the proper intervals.

The air filter removes soot, carbon, abrasives and other contaminants from the air before the air mixes with fuel in the engine induction system. If allowed to get inside the engine, even microscopic dust particles can damage cylinder walls, pistons and piston rings. Since as much as 10,000 gallons of air must pass through the air filter for every gallon of fuel the engine burns, WIX quality air filters -- available for virtually every vehicle -- lengthen engine life by preventing the introduction of damaging foreign particles to the fuel mix. Our comprehensive line of quality air filters encompasses various applications, both stationary and vehicular for both on and off-road applications.

Panel Element Air Filter

  • Linear path through the filter for low air flow restriction.
  • Specially formulated adhesive, helps form our exclusive pocket pleat for the filter media.
  • Urethane soft sealing gasket molded in place on the filter element.
  • Mesh support screening which is molded in place with the element paper (if applicable).


Radial Air Filters

  • Mesh screen on the inside wall diameter for element strength and media protection from back-fire.
  • Mesh screen on the outside diameter for element strength.
  • Heat-resistant plastisol with specially-designed crush seals on the top and bottom walls.
  • Adhesive seal joining the media ends.