Auto Repair

What Are the Five Filters in My Car?

Your car, truck, or C/SUV is equipped with numerous filters to help keep the engine running efficiently. Empire Auto Care advises that all automobiles have three of the five filters we are going to talk about below. You can check your owner’s manual to see if you have the other two. It’s important to have your filters changed when it is recommended to do so to ensure optimal engine performance and fuel economy.

1. Air

Your automobile definitely has an air filter in the engine that is designed to clean the air that flows in from the outside. This air is used in the combustion chamber to generate engine combustion. The air filter needs to be changed every 12,000 miles to ensure optimal engine performance. A clogged air filter will cause your engine to lag and reduce your fuel economy.

2. Cabin

Not every automobile is equipped with a cabin air filter. Some vehicles have a permanent net system that purifies the cabin air and never needs to be replaced. If you do have a cabin air filter, it generally needs to be changed every 30,000 miles. This duration can vary based on your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations and the type of cabin air filter in your automobile.

3. Fuel

There is a fuel filter in all vehicles, and it needs to be changed every 30,000 miles. The diesel fuel or gasoline runs through the fuel filter twice to make sure it is purified. A clogged fuel filter will affect your engine’s performance. In fact, you may not be able to get your engine started.

4. Oil

There is also an oil filter and all vehicles, and this filter is changed at every oil change. As the oil circulates through the engine, it picks up dirt from the engine parts. This dirt is removed from the oil as it runs through the oil filter. This makes certain that you always have clean oil circulating through the engine. A dirty oil filter can cause damage to your vehicle’s engine.

5. Transmission

Finally, if your vehicle has a transmission filter, it should be changed every 30,000 miles. This is also the time that you need to have the transmission fluid changed. As with an oil change, the transmission fluid and filter are changed at the same time.

Call Empire Auto Care in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, today to schedule a filter check for your automobile. We will replace the filters that need it.

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