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Change filters in car

Oil, fuel, transmission and air

Car advices: Change filters in car

There are several filters and the main ones are oil, fuel, transmission, and air and all of them are important to preserving your car engine, and they should be changed according to the schedule in your owner’s manual or following thiese instructions:

Oil filter

Change the oil filter at least at every other oil change!

Every change is even better because the old filter contains nearly a quart of dirty oil that will remain with the new, clean oil.

If you change your oil yourself, wipe the filter threads with an anti-seize lubricant, available at auto supply stores.

Air filter

Check the air filter every two months and replace it when dirty or as part of a tune-up.

Air filters are generally easier to get to than oil filters.

You find them under the big metal lid in a carbureted engine or in a rectangular box in a fuelinjected engine: check your car owner’s manual for the exact location. Extend the life of air filters by blowing them clean with compressed air.

Fuel filter

It’s smart to have change of oil filter once a year.

A clogged fuel filter will cause poor engine performance (hesitation and starting difficulties) and is an early warning that there may be corrosion in your gas tank.

Transmission fluid filter

Change your transmission fluid filter after the first 6,000 miles (10,000 km) of driving and every 20,000 miles (30,000 km) or two year thereafter.

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