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The importance of servicing an air compressor with genuine replacement parts

When your business relies on an air compressor system on a daily basis, it is expensive when things go wrong. Whatever industry you work in, machine downtime equates to lost income, a reduction in labour, and rates still need to be paid even when your compressor is not working. Production is then interrupted which can have a negative impact on delivery if you’re working to a deadline. In order to prevent your air compressor from shutting down unexpectedly, and to keep it running smoothly, air compressor maintenance is required.

Using an air compressor regularly will also mean that parts will need replacing at some point. When that time does come, it’s highly advised to use only genuine parts. Read on as we explain the importance of the quality of air compressor replacement parts.

Air compressor replacement parts

Using genuine air compressor replacement parts can be a more expensive option initially, but by using genuine parts, it’s likely that you will reduce your maintenance costs in the long run. Ensuring you use high-quality replacement parts will also give you the best possible chance of avoiding downtime of your machinery, while there’s much less of a need to regularly replace parts with cheap alternatives. It’s well known that using non-genuine air compressor spare parts instead of the manufacturer’s original parts may affect the performance of the air compressor.

With so much money invested in the initial purchase and installation of an air compressor system, doing whatever you can to ensure its longevity is essential in making sure you get the longest service life possible.

Which parts of an air compressor are likely to need replacing?

There are three basic air compressor replacement parts that have a direct impact on performance that must be checked and maintained during an air compressor service. They are:

Air inlet filter
Oil filter

Air inlet filter

The air inlet filter is the most crucial spare part in your compressed air treatment. The filter protects the engine and compressor element from wear under dust conditions. By using a non-genuine air inlet filter, it’s highly likely that you’re significantly reducing the life, and performance, of your air compressor.

Oil filter

The oil filter removes all the impurities from the oil. Air compressor oil generally contains a lot of dust and contaminants, so using an oil filter that’s not functioning well can damage the motor and affect performance. If you use a genuine oil filter you’re ensuring your air compressor has the best chance at an extended lifespan with effective compressed air treatment. Should you use a non-genuine oil filter, you’re risking the performance, efficiency and lifespan of your equipment.


Using genuine lubricants during compressed air treatment extends the lifespan on your air compressor. It also greatly reduces maintenance costs by keeping the system running smoothly. Failure to use high-quality lubricants will lead to requiring an air compressor breakdown repair service.

Air compressor spare replacement parts at Glaston

Glaston Compressor Services has been designing, installing and maintaining air compressor systems across the UK for nearly 40 years. Glaston, through a track record of many satisfied clients, has managed to secure the role as the UK’s market leader in air compressor services. Glaston’s highly skilled professional air compressor engineers have experience in compressed air treatment, air compressor maintenance and other air compressor services.

At Glaston, we also offer an air compressor energy audit which is useful for a number of things. Our energy audits help identify how much your system is costing you, how you can save money in the long-term and how to improve your system’s efficiency and performance. This service, along with air compressor maintenance, is imperative to ensuring your system has the best possible performance and a long service life.

If you’re interested in our energy audit, maintenance service, or our range of air compressor replacement parts, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01695 51010.

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