Fuel Filters: What Do They Do?

If you drive a vehicle on a daily basis, the chances are that you have heard of a fuel filter before. Whether you heard about it casually, or your mechanic told that you need a new one, most of us have heard the term and understand that it is an important part of our vehicle.

But what is it really? Let’s dive in and take a closer look at what fuel filters do and how you can know if you need a new one.

Fuel FilterWhat Is a Fuel Filter?

In a nutshell, a fuel filter is the piece of equipment within your engine that keeps your car running smoothly by keeping dirt and grime out of our engines. Fuel is passed through the filter before reaching a fuel injector, helping to keep injectors clear and clean and producing a fuel stream that ignites completely, keeping your engine running at its best.

Need a Fuel Filter Replacement?

Since fuel filters are that important, it is imperative that you replace them when the time comes. If you are not a mechanic or familiar with engines, you may not know when your filter has gone bad.

The fact is that even if you not familiar with cars, there are a few telltale signs that can indicate that there’s a problem with your filter. Usual signs include jerky engine motions during stops or that your car struggles at slow speeds or is difficult to get to start. In serious cases, your car may not start at all or the engine may cut out while driving. These problems happen due to insufficient fuel flow, which can be a symptom of a clogged filter or a dirty fuel injector as a result of a failed filter.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, it may be time to have your fuel filter replaced by the team at AV Bumper to Bumper. We offer full fuel filter service and replacement, and we can complete the process in no time flat. If you feel like saving money and using a mechanic you can trust, give us a call at 661-949-1999 to schedule a service appointment today.

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