Most people who have a garage also have an air compressor. This is a machine which helps someone to refill the air in objects, such as a car tire. Having this machine can save you money, because you will be able to carefully maintain your tires. After a while though, even the best of machines will need to be maintained. This can occur for a wide variety of reasons and most of them can be dealt with by having air compressor parts changed.
One part which may need to be replaced is the air filter. Every air compressor has an air filter through which the air is expelled from. This filter helps to trap the larger debris which may be sent out into the air. By having this filter constantly monitored and changed, it can help make sure that the air you are breathing in is clean.
While on the subject of clean air from a machine such as this, you may also need to replace the air oil separator. Most people do not even know about this part of a compressor. What this device does is separator the oil residue which is caught in the air so that the air which comes out is clean. Oil which stays in the air can be harmful to a person's lungs, if they should breathe it in.
Another part which may need to be changed is the rubber hose which leads from the machine base to the lever which is pushed down so that the air is able to be controlled when it is released. The hose is the key part of the machine and if it is broken or punctured, you will be looking at a machine which could basically be deemed useless. One sign that your hose will need to be replaced is air coming from anywhere but the exit nozzle. If this should happen, turn off your machine and wait until you have replaced your hose before using it again.
Most compressor parts can be replaced for much cheaper than the consequences which could happen if you should not replace them. If you choose not to fix a piece, it may lead to the entire machine being compromised. Being alert and watchful of your machine will let you enjoy it for years to come.
So whether it is your filter, air oil separator, or hose that needs to be replaced, all of them are integral to having your air compressor machine working properly. If you are unsure of how to replace them, you can always call or bring your machine in to be serviced by a professional. Your air compressor works hard so that you are able to keep yourself safe on the road, so the least you can do is make sure that it is in correct working order. A little preventative measure will help make sure that your air compressor will last for years.