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When Does My Import’s Air Filter Need to Be Changed?

Whether Asian or European, your import’s air filter needs to be changed every 12,000 miles. If you don’t put a lot of miles on your vehicle annually, make sure to have the air filter changed once a year. This is critical because the air filter is tasked with cleaning the air that flows into the engine before it is used in the combustion chamber to start your vehicle and keep it running. Your air filter isn’t the only filter that you should be worried about, however. Uptown Imports lists the other filters below and when they need to be changed, generally, as well. It’s always a good idea to check your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations so you know exactly when to change all filters.

Cabin Air Filter

If your vehicle has a cabin air filter (because some vehicles don’t), this filter makes sure that the air inside the interior of the automobile is always clean and fresh. If you feel sick when you drive your car, such as getting headaches or feeling fatigued, it’s possible that your cabin air filter is dirty. This filter is recommended to be changed every 30,000 miles, and if you have driven more than that without changing it, it’s time to get this filter changed so you have clean air blowing into the car’s interior.

Fuel Filter

As we said in the introduction to this blog post, your vehicle’s air filter makes sure that the air in the combustion chamber is always clean. The fuel filter does the same thing with the automobile’s diesel fuel or gasoline. In fact, it is so important to have clean fuel in the combustion chamber, that the fuel filter runs the fuel through it twice. As with the cabin air filter, most manufacturers recommend changing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles. Change it every two years if you don’t put that many miles on your automobile.

Oil Filter

Finally, the oil filter is replaced at each oil change, so this is something that we worry about for you. Clean motor oil is crucial to your engine. As it flows through the engine, it not only lubricates the moving parts but also removes dirt from the parts and draws heat away from them. If the oil is dirty, it cannot do this job effectively. This is why the oil filter removes dirt and contamination from the oil after it has circulated through the engine.

Uptown Imports is the best import service shop in Minneapolis MN. Give us a call today to schedule a filter inspection.

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