How Often Should Car Filters Be Changed?

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There are several different types of filters your car needs including oil filters, engine air filters, fuel filters, and cabin air filters. Each of these needs to be replaced every so often and doing so is important to the overall health and performance of your vehicle. How often should you change your car filters?

Read on to find out when to change each type of car filter – from oil to engine. Wendle Nissan is here to help with all of your car maintenance and repair needs. For filter changes in Spokane or nearby Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls, schedule your auto service appointment today!

How Often Should I Change The Oil Filter In My Car?

We recommend that you change your oil filter at every oil change. Filters can get dirty and all of that dirt can harm your vehicle and cause it to perform less than optimally. Read our article on how often to change your oil for additional information.

How Often Should I Change The Engine Air Filter In My Car?

Your engine air filter should be changed every 15,000 – 30,000 miles, depending on the driving conditions in your area. In Spokane, you may need to be on the safe side due to air conditions. If you frequently drive in dusty or smoky areas, you will need to change your engine filter more often than if you’re somewhere where the air is cleaner. When it’s time to change your engine air filter, you may notice a decrease in gas mileage or you may find that you have a difficult time starting your car.

How Often Should I Change The Fuel Filter In My Car?

Fuel filters are longer-lasting and should be changed at least every 60,000 miles if your vehicle is newer. For older vehicles, we recommend replacing your fuel filter every 20,000 – 30,000 miles as they deteriorate quicker. If you notice decreased power when towing or driving uphill, or the idle is shuddering when you accelerate, it may be time to take your vehicle in to have your fuel filter checked.

How Often Should Car Air Filters Be Changed?

Generally, the air filter in your car should be changed every 15,000 – 30,000 miles. If you live in an area with heavy pollution or if you have asthma or other breathing issues, you may need to change your car air filter more often. The air filter cleans the air you breathe, so it’s critical to ensure you replace it at regular intervals to maintain your health. Signs that it may be time to change your cabin air filter include an unpleasant smell coming from your air vents or reduced airflow.

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