What You Need to Know About Your Car’s Filters

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Automobile filters play a crucial role in your vehicle’s health. As with any filter, they will clog eventually, which is why they need to be replaced regularly. Your owner’s manual contains a factory-service schedule that lists when each filter should be changed. There are also general recommendations that we are going to list below. Taking care of your SUV, car, or truck also includes replacing the filters when they need it. Let’s talk more about this.


The air that is used in the combustion chamber must be free of contaminants and dirt. Enter the air filter in the engine. This filter removes the contaminants and dirt in the air so it can be burned with the fuel in the chamber. If the air filter gets clogged, your engine’s performance will suffer. In addition, you will notice a reduction in your fuel economy. Change the filter every 12,000 miles to prevent this.


If your automobile has a cabin filter – not all vehicles are equipped with them – the changing schedule can range from 6,000 miles to 30,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for the exact mileage milestone. A clogged cabin filter can make you feel sick when you are driving your vehicle because it is no longer able to purify the air in the passenger cabin.


The fuel filter is in the fuel system to purify the fuel. It removes contaminants, dirt, and sediment. This gives the combustion chamber clean fuel to burn. The fuel filter lasts longer than the air filter does. It is generally changed every 30,000 miles. A clogged fuel filter can stop the fuel from making it to the engine. Without fuel, you won’t be able to start your automobile.


A clogged oil filter can literally damage the engine beyond repair. This is why the oil filter is changed at every oil change. This means your engine gets a new oil filter every 3,000 miles or 5,000 miles depending on the oil type you use. We cannot overstate the importance of oil changes. They keep the engine clean and reduce the wear and tear to moving parts.


Finally, the transmission and cabin filters have something in common: Not all vehicles have them. If your automobile has a transmission filter, it should be changed every 30,000 miles. We will do this and also change the transmission fluid to prevent transmission damage.

There you have it. The filters in your automobile. Keep the engine and transmission running smoothly by having them changed on a regular basis.

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