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Routine filter maintenance is extremely important to keep a car running properly. The following guidelines are general and will vary by Make and Model. Always consult your owner’s manual for the maintenance schedule that is specific for your car or truck.   

 Oil Filter

The oil and oil filter should be replaced according to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, and while some of the newer synthetic lubricants allow for longer time in between oil changes, most often it is recommended to change the oil and filter at between 3,000 and 7,000 miles.

Air Filter

Generally, it’s best to replace the engine intake air filter every 15,000 miles. If you drive in dusty or dirty conditions, it is suggested to inspect more often. Some of our customers change the air at every other oil change.

Cabin Filter

Much like the engine air filter, it’s best to replace the cabin air filter every 15,000 miles. If you drive in dusty or dirty conditions, it is suggested to inspect more often. Some of our customers change the cabin at the same time as the engine air filter.

Fuel Filter

As a rule, the fuel filter should be changed at least every 2 years or 30,000 miles. A clogged fuel filter can cause serious issues with your car and make prevent it from running or starting at all. A local shop can run a fuel pressure test to see if there are any issues with the filter.

Transmission Filter

Service intervals for transmission fluid and filters vary greatly from 30,000 to 100,00 miles. Due to the delicate nature and complexity of the automatic transmission, it is extremely important to follow the manufacturers guidelines exactly.

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