If you want your car to run smoothly and efficiently, a clean fuel filter is a must-have. The fuel filter is a vital part of your vehicle’s fuel system that keeps the impurities out of your engine. In other words, it prevents your fuel injectors from getting clogged.
After miles and miles of driving, the film on the filter collects dirt, debris, and other particles that can harm other parts of your fuel system. When your fuel filter is dirty, it forces the fuel pump to work harder.
Your fuel system isn’t the only part of your vehicle that can be affected. A clogged filter restricts the flow of gasoline going into the engine. When the fuel flow is affected, it can cause the engine to perform poorly and even fail to start.
The fuel filter is an indispensable part of the injection system. Changing the fuel filter keeps the injectors and the rest of the system clean longer, which means more power and improved gas mileage.
Some filters are simple plastic or metal containers, which can be replaced as a complete unit. The other type of fuel filter is a cartridge-style with a refillable filter positioned within a metal container that can be opened and closed. Whether you drive a gas-powered or diesel-powered vehicle, they both require fuel filters.
You should always follow your automaker’s recommended interval for your fuel filter replacement. Fuel filter replacements are just as important as your other maintenance items, like oil changes and brake service.
We invite you to University Chevron for a fuel pressure test. If you are due for a fuel filter change, please give us a call or visit our shop today.