The experts at Ryco explain

It is easy to dismiss the necessity for air filters by writing them off as all doing the same thing, or suggesting oil and fuel filters are more important.
However, a vehicle is best protected by high quality filters that are all working together to prevent contaminants from entering the engine.
Air filters are one of the most crucial components to an engine’s life cycle, because the quality of air that enters a car is entirely out of a driver’s control.
Even when using high quality oil and fuel, it is no surprise that almost all contaminants in the engine come in through the air intake.
Many Ryco Air Filters can trap dirt that’s as small as 0.3 microns. To give you an idea of how small that is, a human hair is 70 microns.
Australia in particular has extremely old dirt with high silica content levels. The volume of dust combined with how fine it is means it will find its way through an inefficient filter’s media and create damage to a vehicle’s engine.
Ryco Air Filters are designed for the sort of dust found in Australia.
For those not familiar with the importance of high-efficient filtration media, the different air filters on the market might all look like they would perform the same. However, not all filters are created equal.
Ryco says the testing, development, and performance specifications that its team strives towards is what sets Ryco apart, and states it is important to emphasise this detail.
When in only 10 minutes, 12,500 litres of air would have passed through a car’s air filter, for an inefficient filter that could be a lot of potential contaminants entering the engine.
Ryco says that by using a Ryco Air Filter, this can be prevented.
Without looking at this under a microscope, it can be hard to gauge the difference between Ryco Air Filters and other aftermarket filters, but Ryco says these microscopic differences create a long-lasting effect on a vehicle by protecting its engine’s longevity.

For more information, visit www.rycofilters.com