The Importance of Filters in Your Vehicle

Keeping your vehicle's filters clean are a must. When one of the filters gets clogged, it may affect the vehicles performance. You may notice a loss of power, dirt smoke, oil light, and even engine failure. Most vehicles have four main filters: the cabin filter, oil filter, fuel filter, and air filter. 

Cabin Air Filter

A cabin air filter cleans out the air that comes into the cab of your vehicle through the heating and air conditioning system. The filter is designed to filter out dust, pollen, and other airborne particles. Having clean air in the vehicle is important if you have allergy or respiratory problems. There are few reasons on why you should change your filter on time. It allows you to breathe clean air, avoids safety and visibility issues, and increases the life in your vehicle's A/C and heating system. 

Air Filter

An air filter helps prevent any insects, dust particles, sand, and debris from reaching the engine. It also helps ensure a good mixture of air and fuel to support the vehicle's performance. Air filters can come in different shapes such as panels, cylindrical, or circular. Replacing this filter will help with better performance from your vehicle, help save fuel, and avoid smoke. When the filter is clogged the fuel combustion is incomplete and leads to dirty exhaust smoke. 

Oil Filter

The vehicle's oil filter maintains continuous oil flow and helps remove particles from appearing in the engine oil. It cleans the engine oil so the engine can do it's job efficiently. Replacing the oil filter helps reduce engine wear and helps avoid the new oil from getting contaminated. 

Fuel Filter

The fuel filter removes contaminants such as rust, dust, and grit from the fuel. The fuel filter also protects your fuel injectors and helps maintain the performance and longevity of your vehicle's engine. Replacing this filter helps maintain your vehicle's engine performance and keep your vehicle parts in good working condition. 

As we understand, these filters aren't always on the top of our minds. To keep your vehicle working effectively please make sure to service these filters when recommended. Call us today to schedule an appointment to have us check over your filters! 


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