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Purolator Classic Air Filter

Part No. A24278 Warranty Details  

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Experience pure air now and pure air later with Purolator Classic air filters! Having a car is about driving it and with a Purolator Classic air filter, you can drive mile after mile and know your engine is being protected.

Product Features:
  • 96.5% efficiency
  • Provides enhanced protection to help improve performance and fuel efficiency
  • Meets or exceeds OEM specifications
  • Sealing gasket forces air through media for contaminant removal
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Purolator ClassicAir Filter
 
4.1

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Durable (9)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • High-performance (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (10)
  • Trucks (7)
  • Large cars (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (10), Auto enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unexpected Surprise

Definitely did not expect to see any improvement in mileage since I am pretty meticulous about maintenance, but did. Just checked and actually got 1 mpg better. Not much, but I'll take anything...Read complete review

Definitely did not expect to see any improvement in mileage since I am pretty meticulous about maintenance, but did. Just checked and actually got 1 mpg better. Not much, but I'll take anything I can get.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does not fit 2013 Pathfinder

The Purolator Classic filter A24278 does not fit in the 2013 Pathfinder. The black rubber gasket is thicker than OEM, and the filter enclosure won't close with it inserted. I shaved the gasket...Read complete review

The Purolator Classic filter A24278 does not fit in the 2013 Pathfinder. The black rubber gasket is thicker than OEM, and the filter enclosure won't close with it inserted. I shaved the gasket to make it fit, but I'm not sure that is a good thing, as it may cause leakage.

Reviewed by 27 customers

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5.0

Great replacement for Xterra

By 

from VA

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about Purolator Classic Air Filter:

    Easy to install. Perfect fit Xterra 2000

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Classic filter

    By 

    from Virginia Beach, VA

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Cars

      Comments about Purolator Classic Air Filter:

      Easy to install

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      good for the price

      By 

      from shirely ny

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Small Cars

      Comments about Purolator Classic Air Filter:

      would recommend

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Air filter

      By 

      from Winder,ga

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Comments about Purolator Classic Air Filter:

      My car air smells good now

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      works like its supposed to

      By 

      from Richmond TX

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • High-Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Purolator Classic Air Filter:

          It fit perfectly and does what it is supposed to do.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          No Problems

          By 

          from Planet Earth

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Purolator Classic Air Filter:

          This stupid it's an air filter.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Standard replacement filter

          By 

          from Southeast USA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Purolator Classic Air Filter:

          Changed on a customer's 2004 Maxima. Had no fitment issue.

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          1.0

          good part, difficult purchase

          By 

          from Iowa City

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Right Part Fits Perfectl

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Cars
            • Trucks

            Comments about Purolator Classic Air Filter:

            correct fitting air filter, but very difficult and frustrating purchase experience

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            1.0

            Does not fit 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5

            By 

            from Miramar, FL

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Incompatible

            Best Uses

              Comments about Purolator Classic Air Filter:

              I would have to guess this is on par with other Purolator filters. However website is incorrect about it being a perfect fit, far from it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Does the job

              By 

              from York, PA

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Level 2

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Purolator Classic Air Filter:

                  Added with a new MAF sensor. Car now runs great.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  • Q:

                    I need a filter to allow as much air flow as possible even if I have to replace more often. How does this air filter compare to
                    Fram in that category.

                    Thanks;
                    Bob
                    Asked on 9/23/2014 by Bob from Huntsville AL.

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      I'm happy to help, Bob! This Purolator Classic Panel Type Air Filter (Part No. A24278) is designed to meet or exceed the original equipment specifications for your car. It is designed more as an original equipment replacement than for high performance. Advance Auto Parts does have high performance air filters available from Spectre, K&N and AEM. Typically the highest air flow will be found in the K&N or Spectre design as the AEM is a dryflow synthetic media that is designed to capture more dust and dirt than your typical air filter.

                      Not only will the Spectre or K&N filter allow for increased airflow, they will typically allow you to drive 50,000 miles between cleanings. Each brand has their own cleaning and oiling instructions and cleaning and oiling kits available.

                      As for your question about how the Purolator compares to the FRAM, they will be fairly close in terms of airflow.

                      Answered on 9/29/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
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