AUTOMOBILE FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT BASICS

First what is the Fuel Filter?

The fuel filter carries out cleaning the fuel of particles and debris in the gas tank before it gets to the fuel pump. The gas tank can get rusted and preserve moisture thus causing the fuel to get contaminated. The fuel filter then protects the engine from any damage by making sure the fuel from the gas tank is kept clean. While the filter is actually not expensive, replacing it as recommended will prevent expensive auto repairs.

Important facts to Note:

In some of the vehicles models after 2005, the fuel filter is part of the fuel pump module and cannot be replaced singularly. If the filter is clogged, it will eventually spoil the fuel pump, which could be an costly change or fix. In diesel engine car, this service is instead a fuel water separator change.

How to Fix:

Take out and change the fuel filter.

Examine for any fluid leaks.

Test drive vehicle.

Our Recommendations:

It’s a good idea to replace your fuel filter every 20,000 to 30,000 miles, or every two years, whichever appears first. You should equally always have your filter checked during routine upkeep intervals.

Common signs that show you may need to change the Fuel Filter:

Lack of power.

Vehicle does not start.

Poor gas mileage.

Check engine light is on.

How Importantis this service:

Your fuel filter is responsible for ensuring that the gas that moves into your fuel pump is free of debris and contamination. Gas can easily get contaminated in the gas tank, which often has dust, dirt, metal shavings, rust, and other forms of contamination. When this gas gets sent from the tank to the fuel pump, it first passes via the fuel filter to be rid of the contamination. If your fuel filter gets broken, it won’t filter the gas. When contaminated gas gets into the engine, it can create a lot of damage, which can result in great and expensive repairs down the road.