Auto Repair

A Guide to the Filters in Your European Automobile

It’s a good idea to check your owner’s manual to learn what filters are in your European automobile. Every automobile on the road has an error, fuel, and oil filter in it. Some vehicles are also equipped with a cabin air filter and a transmission filter. Your owner’s manual will specify whether your European automobile has the two extra filters. Whether it does, you can count on Lucas Auto Care to change the filters in your European automobile when they need it. Let’s talk more about filters below.

Air

The air filter in the engine needs to be changed every 12,000 miles. This ensures that you always have clean air in the combustion chamber for firing. A dirty air filter will cause engine performance issues such as sputtering and hiccupping. The dirty air filter can also reduce your European automobile’s fuel economy. Make sure you always have a clean air filter in the engine.

Cabin

If your European automobile is equipped with a cabin air filter, this filter needs to be changed every 30,000 miles. Double-check this with your owner’s manual, however, because some cabin air filters need to be changed sooner. The primary purpose of a cabin air filter is to keep the air inside the passenger cabin clean and free of dirt and contaminants.

Fuel

The fuel filter needs to be changed every 30,000 miles to ensure optimal engine performance and fuel economy from your European automobile. The fuel filter removes contaminants and sediment from the fuel twice before it is burned in the combustion chamber. A dirty fuel filter can prevent your European automobile from starting and affect its engine performance.

Oil

The oil filter is changed when you have the oil changed in your European automobile. The oil filter removes the grime that the oil picks up as it circulates through the engine. This makes certain that the oil is clean the next time it circulates through the engine. A dirty oil filter can increase the emissions in your vehicle’s exhaust and cause engine performance problems.

Transmission

Finally, if your European automobile is equipped with the transmission filter, plan to have it changed every 30,000 miles with the transmission fluid. It’s important that you keep a clean transmission filter and clean transmission fluid in your European automobile to ensure that the transmission isn’t damaged.

Again, Lucas Auto Care in Cypress, TX, would be happy to change your automotive filters when they need it. Call us today for an appointment.

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