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What are the Jobs of the Filters in Your Car?

In most times, junk, debris, particulates and other materials may affect the vehicles from smooth running. Filters are important components that allow in the good stuff and get rid of the vehicle's harmful stuff. There are different types of filters in the vehicle, and they function to maintain the vehicle's functionality in different ways.

Engine air filter

The air filter keeps the air going into the engine clean, free from all impurities that would hamper functionality. It keeps away insects, water, road debris, pollen and everything that would clog the engine and make it to break down. The filtering also helps maintain the fuel economy and keeps the vehicle running smoothly. If the air filter was clogged, it limits airflow into the engine. The air filter should thus be replaced every 25,000 kilometers.

Fuel filter

The fuel filter is inside the fuel tank. It prevents dirt and debris from making contact with the fuel injectors. In diesel engines, the fuel filter prevents corrosion of the interior parts by getting rid of the water that accumulates. Most manufacturers recommend getting the fuel filter changed every two years or 30,000 kilometers. Unchanged fluke filters might make the car slug in performance or cause sudden misfiring.

Cabin filter

The Cabin filter keeps pollen and other pollutants away from the air you breathe while in the car. It prevents the pollutants from clogging the AC, ensuring a comfortable ride on the road. The car's ventilation system depends on the filtered air in the cabin to ensure that passengers are safe while in the car. The cabin filter should be replaced every 15,000 - 25,000km, but it also depends on the car type and the driving environment.

Oil filter

Oil is a great car element that lubricates most components working together to ensure a car runs smoothly. The oil filter keeps dirt, debris, and particulates from the oil, ensuring that the oil's quality remains uncompromised. A properly working oi filter maintains the functionality of the vehicle, ensuring a smooth driving experience. Oil filter changes vary depending on the manufacturer's manual. The changes are between 3000 miles to 10000 miles.

Drive to our auto repair shop today and have your filters checked and repaired.

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