Heres’ the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Mark asks: I’ve stocked up on air filters for both my bike and my car. With the supply chain issues, I keep extras of necessary items. I have three filters for my bike; after I mount one of them soon, I’ll be down to two. I have six for my car. I keep them on a shelf in my garage. My garage is high 70s to low 80s in the summer, and it’s low-mid 50s in the winter. How long will those filters last? Will they still be good in a few years’ time when I go to use the last one?
My Reply: I’ve stored some air filters for ten-plus years (as for my antique car) and they are still as good as new. Eventually, of course, everything deteriorates. But it takes a very long time for an air filter’s paper, plastic and so on to deteriorate, especially if stored in the box in a dry place not subject to extremes of temperature variation.
You should be fine!
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