Small but perfectly formed, air filters rank amongst the most important parts of a motorised vehicle – they keep the engine free from grime, and in doing so ensure it keeps running smoothly. Filters are usually made of paper, cotton or carbon, and each has its own benefits depending on your motor and budget. More expensive models tend to be designed with longevity in mind and can be washed clean to be used again. Cheaper models need replacing after a number of miles have elapsed. Changing your filter from the factory model also improves overall performance, running longer on less petrol and helping the engine growl with happiness.
Induction kits can be considered high-end air filters, delivering the most air straight to the engine and increasing its efficiency and power. They also make the loudest sound, a crucial consideration for those wanting to make a statement with their motor. A combination of a filter and ducting, induction kits aren’t suitable for all cars due to the problem of fitting the ducting into the engine. Too much of a tight fit can lead to the pipe heating up, which will drastically reduce the effectiveness of the filter. Browse our range at LK Performance – for a Ford Mondeo Mk3 , BMC is an ideal model.