Fuel Filter

How a Fuel Filter Works

Why do you need to change your fuel filter?

The job of the fuel filter is to stop dirt particles entering the fuel system and engine. Fuel filters are often overlooked when servicing and if left for too long the filter element can collapse causing a drop in fuel pressure and eventually a breakdown.

When should you change your fuel filter?

On modern petrol cars some fuel filters have a long life span compared to older cars. Some do not require renewal until as high as 160,000 kilometers. Diesel engines however require changing every one to two years and the water trap (if equipped) should be emptied every oil change. To find out what mileage your cars fuel filter is due replacement please refer to your manufacturers handbook.

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