Air, Cabin, and Fuel Filter Tips
Keeping your fuel, air, and cabin filters clean, regularly checked, and without damage is an integral part of keeping your engine running smoothly and efficiently. When you get your car inspected and have regular oil changes, you are not only maintaining it – you are taking preventative measures. You should also regularly maintain these filters as they are vital to your vehicle’s longevity and performance. Let your trusted mechanic at A-Z Auto Repair inspect your fuel, air, and cabin filters to identify any potential issues.
Filters prevent debris and other contaminants from entering your engine. All filters should be as clean as possible; if the filters are clogged, then the performance of your vehicle will start to suffer. This is why it is so important to have regular filter changes as recommended by your mechanic and the manufacturer of your car. Doing this will help avoid costly repairs later on.
An air filter works to keep the airborne contaminants out of the engine so that the performance of the engine isn’t negatively affected. You should have these filters changed every 15,000 to 30,000 miles depending on your manufacturer’s recommendations and the condition of the filter. If you don’t drive your car regularly, have it changed at least every 3 years.
Cabin Air Filter
Your cabin filter should be changed every 12,000 miles or so, again based on your manufacturer’s recommendation and the condition of the filter. It’s important to follow up with this because cabin filters keep drivers and passengers safe from smog, pollutants, smoke, fungus, dander, and other airborne impurities.
If your fuel filter gets clogged, there is the potential for dirt to keep fuel from reaching the engine – therein causing a decline in gas mileage and performance. These filters should be serviced regularly along with factory recommended maintenance guidelines.