The Importance of Fuel Filter Maintenance
Your vehicle needs clean fuel to perform well. When your fuel is dirty, your fuel injectors can get clogged. If this happens, your engine might not get the correct amount of fuel to run well. Not only can this hamper your fuel economy driving around Wheat Ridge and surrounding areas, but it can also damage the valves in the combustion chamber due to harmful buildup.
This is the reason that all cars, trucks and SUV vehicles have a fuel filter that sits between the fuel tank and the engine. It is the job of the filter to keep dirt and other contaminants out of the fuel stream. Given the fuel filter’s role, it will get clogged with debris over time and need changed.
If your vehicle is sputtering at high speeds or when you accelerate quickly, it is quite possible that you need your fuel filter replaced.
Also, you may discover that you need more regular fuel filter changes as your vehicle ages. Over time, more rust and sediment will accumulate in the fuel tank and will find its way into the fuel system. It’s the fuel filter that helps to protect the expensive parts of the engine and you’re your fuel economy so it’s worth being proactive before you are stuck with a more costly, unanticipated repair.