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Service – Filters Replacement

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Every vehicle has four main filters: oil, air, fuel, and cabin air. Each performs an important job when it comes to keeping your vehicle running efficiently. Replacing these filters regularly is a best preventative maintenance practice. However, as the filters in your car degrade, so does performance.

  • Oil Filter: The oil filter removes particles in your motor oil so it can flow freely and lubricate properly. It’s a good idea to change the oil filter every time you change your oil. Oil Filter replacement is recommended every 3000 miles.
  • Air Filter: Air filters prevent contaminants, such as insects, dust, or debris from reaching your engine. When the air flowing into your engine is clean, the mixture of fuel and air supports maximum power. A best practice is to always change your air filter along with your vehicle’s oil and oil filter change schedule. Air Filter replacement is recommended every 3000 miles.
  • Fuel Filter: A clean fuel filter protects your fuel injectors and maintains engine performance. Your fuel filter should be replaced every 20,000 to 40,000 miles — check your owner’s manual for guidance specific to your vehicle.
  • Cabin Air Filter: The cabin air filter prevents dust, pollen, and other airborne particles from entering the interior of your vehicle through the heating and air conditioning systems. Your cabin air filter should be changed at least once a year, or more frequently if you notice unusual odors or low airflow. Cabin Air filter replacement is recommended every 12,000 miles.

Importance of Filters

  • Filters prevent dirt particles or other contaminants from entering your car’s engine, fuel and air conditioning systems.
  • Every filter – air, cabin, fuel, oil and transmission – should be as clean and debris-free as possible.
  • When filters become clogged and contaminated, your car’s performance can suffer.

Common Symptoms to replace the Air Filter?

  • Unusual Engine Sounds.
  • Misfiring Engine.
  • Engine is running Rough or Reduced Horsepower.
  • Engine may not Run.
  • Low Gas Mileage.
  • Black Smoke or Flames Exiting the Exhaust.
  • Check Engine Light is on.

Common Symptoms to replace the Cabin Air Filter?

  • Musty or moldy smells inside the car
  • Reduced air flow through the interior vents
  • Foggy or icy windows take much longer to clear
  • A whistling noise coming from the air vents
  • Allergy symptoms increase during longer rides in your car

Common Symptoms to replace the Fuel Filter?

  • Engine Misfire.
  • Engine is running Rough or Reduced Horsepower.
  • Engine will not Start.
  • Engine Stalling.
  • Check Engine Light is on.