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The Role of Filters in Vehicle Maintenance: Air, Fuel, Oil, and Cabin Filters Explained

The Role of Filters in Vehicle Maintenance: Air, Fuel, Oil, and Cabin Filters Explained in Margate City, NJ | Sunny Service Center

Filters play a crucial role in maintaining the health and performance of your car's engine and cabin. Let us look at the most common types of filters in a car, why they are important, and how often they should be replaced or cleaned:

Air Filters

Air filters are designed to prevent dust, dirt, and other debris from entering your engine's combustion chamber. Dirty or clogged air filters can result in reduced airflow to the engine, potentially leading to reduced fuel efficiency, decreased acceleration, and poor engine performance. It is recommended that you replace your air filter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, or more often if you frequently drive in dusty or dirty environments.

Fuel Filters

Fuel filters help protect your engine from dirt, debris, and contaminants that can be found in gasoline or diesel fuel. Dirty or clogged fuel filters can cause your engine to run poorly, leading to reduced fuel economy, decreased acceleration, and engine stalling. Generally, fuel filters should be replaced every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. However, if you notice any changes in the performance of your car, such as engine misfires or hesitation, it may be time to replace your fuel filter.

Oil Filters

Oil filters play a vital role in removing contaminants and debris from the engine oil that would otherwise damage your engine. Over time, oil filters can become clogged, reducing their effectiveness and potentially causing engine damage. It is recommended to replace your oil filter every time you have your oil changed or every 7,500 miles, whichever comes first.

Cabin Filters

Cabin filters help clean the air that circulates inside your car, removing dust, pollen, and other contaminants. Clean cabin filters can help improve air quality and reduce allergens inside your car. It is recommended to replace your cabin filter every 15,000 to 25,000 miles or once a year, depending on driving conditions.

You can consult your car owner's manual or a trained mechanic to determine when to replace or clean your car's filters based on your car's make and model and your driving conditions. We do filter replacements at Sunny Service Center in Margate City. We invite you to visit us today!

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