Have you ever thought about how far fuel needs to travel before it gets into your vehicle?
Dirt and even rust can enter the fuel stream at any point along the long journey from refinery to your vehicle’s fuel tank. So, your fuel filter becomes the final line of defense against damaging contaminants getting into your vehicle.
Dirty Fuel Filter = Engine Damage
Clean fuel, free from dirt particles and rust, is essential for the smooth and efficient operation of your vehicle. A tiny grain of dirt can clog injectors, leading to erratic performance and poor gas mileage. Clean fuel increases gas mileage and improves engine performance – and with the fluctuating cost of gas these days, that’s really important!
The majority of system failures are caused by contaminants in the fluid, so ignoring a dirty fuel filter can have serious consequences. A clogged or plugged fuel filter can eventually bring an engine to a halt.
When To Change Your Fuel Filter
It’s important to replace your dirty fuel filter with a clean Purolator fuel filter at least once a year, or every 12,000 miles. This will help your vehicle run smooth and keep your gas mileage the best it can be.