Is It Time for a Fuel Filter Replacement?
Not every car owner is a car expert. Some of us simply need to get around the city so we can be the quick and reliable experts in our own fields. At Total Performance, Inc., we know that having a great go-to mechanic is critical for busy drivers in Tacoma.
We cover all foreign and domestic vehicles as well as diesel powered engines. All of our technicians are ASE certified and know how to cut wait times while delivering quality customer service. If you think it’s time, call us to get a fuel filter replacement from one of our experts.
Don't wait until your fuel system fails and leaves you stranded. Filters need to be in good shape in order to deliver peak engine performance.
Change Fuel Filters every 20,000 to 40,000 miles.
Your car’s performance depends on maintaining clean transmission, cabin, oil, air, and fluid filters. These devices are important as they catch dirt and contaminants, keeping them from degrading your car’s engine and other systems. Eventually, they become clogged or so full of debris that the performance of your vehicle can suffer. Replacing filters can improve horsepower, fuel economy, as well as prevent more serious problems in the fuel system. Our mechanics can diagnose your vehicle’s fuel system and decide whether it’s time for a replacement.
How do I know if I need to change my fuel filter?
Driving with a faulty fuel filter can cause serious instability in your car’s systems and may yet leave you stranded on the way to your destination. If you’re unsure when the last time your fuel filter was changed, look out for these signs:
- Sputtering or dying engine upon acceleration
- Trouble starting the car
- Instability or roughness during idle
- Decreased power and torque
- Gas mileage has decreased
It’s much cheaper to have a trained mechanic swap out your old filter for a new one, as most cars require special tools to remove it from either the fuel tank or supply line. Our professional team at Total Performance can replace your old fuel filter easily and quickly so you don’t have to wait long to get back on the road.
Keep Your Fuel Pump and Engine Running Properly.
Though not as common as oil changes, tire rotations, and air filter cleanings, changing your fuel filter is imperative to a smoothly running vehicle. If you have a newer vehicle with a “non-serviceable” filter and are experiencing any of the above-listed symptoms, we are happy to check with the manufacturer specifications to determine if the fuel pump assembly needs changing.
Overlooking fuel filter maintenance can lead to impurities getting through the pump and into the engine. When properly cared for, the system works to ensure that only clean gasoline reaches the engine.
Car maintenance isn’t our only job — maintaining your business is, too! It’s our hope that you will choose us as your primary car care shop in Tacoma.