Why do you need an air filter?Air filter elements

Air filters are used to protect your equipment by filtering out harmful dust and contaminants. This helps limit condensation, rust, and scale from your hose, attachments and other damaging particles. This helps to preserve your equipment and keep it working efficiently for longer.

What are the differences between air filters?

Air filters come in a wide range of sizes and custom filters are also sometimes required for certain uses. In addition, some filters will work better for filtering more dust. For example, those who need a filter with a long life span that works well in an environment with lots of dust a bag filter is usually the best choice. Some filters can even remove damaging particles by up to 40 microns.

What are the different parts of air filter systems?


Air filter systems are made up of the following equipment:


  • Air filters of various sizes and types including Mann Filters and Inline Filters
  • Hoses
  • Air filter elements
  • Pressure gauges
  • Gaskets
  • Air filter brackets and stands (usually needed for wall-mounted filters).

At PMJ International we ship across the UK, offering a massive variety of high-quality air filter elements including respected brands like Boge, Ingersoll Rand, and Mattei.

How often do I have to change air filters?

A standard air filter for a car or vehicle is said to last around three years or between 15,000 and 30,000 miles of use. However, Mann and other manufacturers recommend you check and service your air filter at least once a year. Of course, the exact amount of time your air filter lasts depends on many factors, from the environment and how much it is used to the specific equipment you are using if for.

How do I dispose of an old air filter?

You must be careful how you dispose of an air filter at the end of its life. Many filters will collect toxic substances and so should be incinerated for safety. However, only those filters that don’t contain metal parts can be incinerated and those with metals will need to be disposed of differently.