Fuel filter replacement is one of those little thought-of jobs that actually have a huge benefit for your car. The benefit has to do with the fact that replacing fuel filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation will not easily get damaged if you are not using high quality fuel.
Fuel Filters, as the name implies, helps ca engines run properly and prevents any unneeded elements from making its way to the engine. Because dirt, particles, or impurities in the fuel can damage your engine.
What makes maintenance for the fuel filter importance is because many modern filters have a bypass valve that can allow the fuel to reach the engine and keep the car running. This should only serve as a last resort, because even though it can keep the car running, it is going to end up ruining the engine. Fuel filters need regular maintenance so that problems can be caught and addressed before the bypass valve even becomes necessary.
There are a number of telltale signs that your fuel filter needs replacement:
Engine hesitation – if your fuel filter is dirty, the engine will have reduced response time. This is because the engine is not getting the right amount of fuel at the right time, as the filter is getting clogged.
Rough engine idle – if your engine is getting bad mixtures of fuel on an intermittent basis, it will choke when the engine is idling.
Stalling engine – similar to engine hesitation, lack of fuel being delivered by a dirty filter could lead to the engine stalling. If neglected, the problem could worsen and result in your car not starting at all.
The fuel filter is specifically in danger if you are using low quality fuel. It will not be able to filter enough of the contaminants, and may eventually wear down from being stressed. There are two common negative effects of a fuel filter that has been neglected:
Dirty fuel injectors – the fuel injectors must always be clean. Otherwise, it will not be able to create a fine mist of fuel and air. This in turn degrades your fuel economy.
Dirty intake valves – dirty intake valves can lead to build up in the combustion chamber. The end result is engine knocking. Additionally, dirty intake valves will also reduce fuel economy.
Davies Auto Care’s job is to address any problems with your car, starting from the root cause down to the side effects. If you have problems with your fuel filter, Cathedral City differential fluid change, or any other part of your vehicle, drop by our shop. We can handle almost any car, and our specialty is bringing cars back to factory specs. We believe that through auto maintenance and regular service, your car will last for a long time.
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