Air Filter
Hover over the image to zoom in
Share this:
This product is on sale and is not eligible for any further promotional discounts, coupons or special offers.

Purolator Classic Air Filter

Part No. A24278 Warranty Details  

See if this part fits a specific vehicle.

Check Vehicle Fit

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
Back To Top

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Purolator ClassicAir Filter
 
4.0

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (8)
  • Trucks (6)
  • Large cars (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (6), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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.

VS

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 22 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
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

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

 
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.

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

 
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

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

     
    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

      Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

      (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

          Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

          (10 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Unexpected Surprise

          By 

          from Wilmington, NC

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • High-Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars
            • Small Cars
            • Trucks

            Comments about Purolator Classic Air Filter:

            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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

            (9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Does not fit 2013 Pathfinder

            By 

            from Potomac MD

            About Me Casual Driver

            Ask me a question

            Level 2

            Pros

              Cons

              • Incompatible

              Best Uses

                Comments about Purolator Classic Air Filter:

                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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

                (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fit Perfectly

                By 

                from Canton, OH

                About Me Backyard Mechanic 42 Yrs

                Verified Buyer
                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Good quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Cars
                  • Small Cars
                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Purolator Classic Air Filter:

                  This Purolator air filter works just as well as other brands costing more. Well made product at a reasonable price. Will buy over and over again !

                  Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

                  (8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice quality air filter for the price

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Purolator Classic Air Filter:

                      This air filter is good quality for the price and fits perfectly.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

                      (7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      great low cost filter

                      By 

                      from Keedysville, MD

                      About Me Casual Driver

                      Ask me a question

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 3

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Purolator Classic Air Filter:

                          Used for 95' Subaru works/fit great

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

                          Displaying reviews 1-10

                          Back to top

                          Previous | Next »

                          Do you have questions about this product?(earn points for answers!)

                           

                          Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. For further assistance, please review your support options on our Contact Us page.

                          1 Question | 1 Answer
                          Displaying question 1
                          • 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
                          Displaying question 1

                          Do you have a question about this product? 

                          Create or view your online garage

                          Check out the specials in our monthly flyer.

                           
                           
                          Disclaimer We strive to keep all information accurate and up-to-date; however, product availability, pricing, promotions and store hours are subject to change without notice. Please contact Customer Care if you have any questions or corrections.