Purpose: Capture dust and other particles to prevent them from entering the engine
Function: Trap airborne dust particles before they enter the engine.
Signs of wear: Excessively dirty filter element, decreased engine performance, increased fuel consumption.
Replacement: Every 12,000 to 25,000 miles or as needed per visual inspection.
Purpose: Capture dust, pollen, and other particles and prevent them from entering the vehicle's cabin (the air you breathe)
Function: Prevents airborne particles from entering the vehicle's cabin; some designs also remove odors, fumes and smoke.
Signs of Wear: Excessively dirty filter element, poor cabin ventilation/airflow (Blower motor damage could occur if a plugged filter goes unchanged for a long period of time).
Replacement: Every 12,000 to 15,000 miles or once per year. Similar to your home air conditioning filter.
Purpose: Prevent tiny particles of dirt from clogging up the fuel injectors
Function: Traps fuel contaminants before they enter the engine's fuel delivery system.
Signs of Wear: Rough-running engine, poor acceleration, decreased fuel economy, decreased power at high road speeds.
Replacement: Every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Manufacturer recommendations may vary. Not all fuel filters are serviceable as some only come with fuel pump.
Professional Auto Care is a premier auto repair shop where our main mission is preventive car maintenance. Our goal is to help and advise consumers on better car care habits to help them budget expenses and avoid costly repairs. We are located in Southwest Houston just outside of Missouri City and Sugar Land.