What Does a Fuel Filter Do?
Fuel filters contain a special kind of filter paper within a cartridge. The unique blend of fibers within the filter paper allows the fuel filter to separate dirt and rust particles from the fuel. The fuel filter acts as a barrier to block potentially harmful substances from entering a vehicle's fuel system. Without a fuel filter, the fuel system remains susceptible to contaminants.
Locate the Fuel Filter by checking out the Filters tab.
Why Should I Change My Fuel Filter?
Fuel filters play an important role in the engine and fuel systems of a vehicle. Unfiltered fuel leaves an engine susceptible to outside debris such as: dirt, dust, paint chips, and other contaminants that get into the tank. Without a filter, these particles cause abrasive damage to the fuel pump and injection system.
Clogged or damaged fuel pumps and injection systems do not allow the proper amount of fuel to reach the engine for internal combustion. Without the process of internal combustion in the engine, the vehicle will not start. Damage to the fuel pump and injection system can be costly. Replacing a fuel filter is inexpensive, especially when compared to replacing a fuel pump or fuel injectors.
When Should I Replace My Fuel Filter?
Contaminants in the fuel system can cause damage to the fuel system. To avoid more expensive repairs further down the road, the fuel filter should be replaced approximately every 15,000 miles.
Hopewell Tire and Auto can replace your Fuel Filter and keep the fuel pump and injection system running properly.
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