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Is Ecogard a Good Air Filter? #5323423 01/15/20 12:14 PM
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I can get one of these on amazon for <$8 shipped for my car. Locally the least I can get one for is $15 + tax for one made by Hastings.
FWIW, these have excellent reviews on amazon.

Ecogard for Prius C

Also this brand EPAuto has one for under $8 shipped with excellent reviews.

EPAuto air filter for Prius C


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Re: Is Ecogard a Good Air Filter? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5323432 01/15/20 12:22 PM
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I have no idea how good it is. Why don't you just use Toyota OEM? Just asking hide


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Re: Is Ecogard a Good Air Filter? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5323436 01/15/20 12:24 PM
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Sometimes "reviews" can be deceptive. On Amazon, I always check the reliability of reviews with Fakespot. A helpful tool to use when you need it. BTW, the review got an "A".

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Re: Is Ecogard a Good Air Filter? [Re: Hombre909] #5323443 01/15/20 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Hombre909
Sometimes "reviews" can be deceptive. On Amazon, I always check the reliability of reviews with Fakespot. A helpful tool to use when you need it. BTW, the review got an "A".


You are absolutely correct About fake spot. It’s not perfect either but I think it can really help uncover bad products


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Re: Is Ecogard a Good Air Filter? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5323444 01/15/20 12:33 PM
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I have used their engine air filters and cabin air filters. Both have been fine. The prices on them seem to have gone up, the last time I purchased a engine air filter for the escape, a purolator filter was cheaper so I went that route.


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Re: Is Ecogard a Good Air Filter? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5323450 01/15/20 12:41 PM
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They are fine like most air filters today. As long as you do not see any reviews for it not fitting your car line it should work fine.


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Originally Posted by Jimzz
They are fine like most air filters today. As long as you do not see any reviews for it not fitting your car line it should work fine.


+1

The only issues I've really seen with any paper air filters have been fitment related.


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Re: Is Ecogard a Good Air Filter? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5323489 01/15/20 01:15 PM
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These are hard to beat, and last at least 50k on that car.

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Re: Is Ecogard a Good Air Filter? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5323515 01/15/20 01:39 PM
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Between the two, I would choose the Ecogard. I have used their oil filters on a daily basis in the past and never had an issue with them. There's also C&P pictures of them posted on here as well with positive feedback. I always research what other products a company has to offer and see what they specialize in. Being that Ecogard sells only filters I would say it is a solid choice. It is only $8 after all, so I would not expect it to be the most efficient but it will fit without any issues and have serviceable life.

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Re: Is Ecogard a Good Air Filter? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5323609 01/15/20 03:14 PM
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I have an Ecoguard in my Camry now. Doesn't seem that difficult to manufacture an air or oil filter. Should be ok.


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Re: Is Ecogard a Good Air Filter? [Re: Farnsworth] #5323716 01/15/20 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Farnsworth
These are hard to beat, and last at least 50k on that car.

Putting a mileage life on an air filter doesn't mean much. How long an air filter can last is almost solely dependent on the local environment, where the vehicle is driven (I suspect highway driving is 'cleaner' than city driving), if the vehicle is parked outside or inside, and so on.

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I called Ecogard today. They're up in Taunton, Massachusetts, USA. They also have good info about their product on their listings for air filters on amazon.
Like one of the reviewers under the amazon listing said, he thinks $8 is a fair price for an air filter. Why pay $20 or more for one when the Ecogard is basically the same thing with a price tag that's $10 to $22 less? Some filters are over priced, except the K&N air filter which is in a class of its own.


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Re: Is Ecogard a Good Air Filter? [Re: hallstevenson] #5323799 01/15/20 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Originally Posted by Farnsworth
These are hard to beat, and last at least 50k on that car.

Putting a mileage life on an air filter doesn't mean much. How long an air filter can last is almost solely dependent on the local environment, where the vehicle is driven (I suspect highway driving is 'cleaner' than city driving), if the vehicle is parked outside or inside, and so on.

Does it really matter if the car is parked indoors or outdoors as long as the engine is not taking in any air?

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I probably replace mine too often but I throw an engine filter into each car every 12-18 months, don't check condition or mileage.

Cabin filter every six months For 9 bucks a shot I'm way ahead of the game.


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Re: Is Ecogard a Good Air Filter? [Re: Mr_Luke] #5323831 01/15/20 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr_Luke
Some filters are over priced, except the K&N air filter which is in a class of its own.


Haha, K&N isn't just overpriced, it's overpriced overhyped garbage.

Ecogard is fine. We installed one of their cabin air filters in my friends 2018 GMC Canyon. And the cabin filter didn't cause our DPF system failure.


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