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Routine Auto Filter Car Care in Bay City, MI at Hank Graff Chevrolet

The filters in your car play a very important role in your vehicle’s performance. Its their job to keep small dirt particles and debris away from certain components and fluids in your vehicle. Routine maintenance for your auto filters includes inspecting them to ensure they’re clean, and replacing them when needed. Clean auto filters will allow your car to continue to perform at it best, while prolonging the life of your vehicle. If one of your filters becomes clogged or excessively dirty, it’s important to have it replaced with a clean filter as soon as possible since a faulty filter can put your vehicle at risk for damages that can become very costly. Below we’ve outlined the various auto filters in your vehicle that should be part of your routine car care, and the maintenance each requires. If you have any questions about your vehicle’s filters, or if you need to schedule a routine maintenance appointment, give the Graff Bay City Service Center a call at (989) 684-4411.

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Vehicle Filter Types and Maintenance – Transmission Filters, Oil Filters, Air Filter, and Fuel Filters

Transmission Filter: Your vehicle’s transmission filter prevents the contamination of your transmission fluid, which is important since an inefficient transmission filter can be the cause of costly damage including engagement hesitation, a partially engaged engine, a blocked fluid flow, and other potential shifting problems. Take a look below for some of the warning signs your vehicle needs a transmission filter inspection or replacement:

  • Leaking from a poor fit
  • A burning smell or smoke – a result of dirt blocking the filter
  • Inability to change gears
  • Rattling noises coming from your engine

If any of theses symptoms occur, we recommend coming into our Bay City Service Center right away so we can inspect your transmission filter to diagnose the problem and get you back on the road safely. All vehicles are equipped with a transmission filter that should be inspected routinely to prevent any unexpected vehicle problems.

Oil Filter: Your vehicle’s oil filter keeps dirt and debris out of the oil that flows through your vehicle. If any type of dirt or debris contaminates the oil, it can scratch important vehicle components such as your engine, which can result in damage that is expensive to repair. To prevent any such damages and to keep your vehicle running at it’s best, routine maintenance of your vehicle’s oil filter simply includes an inspection of the filter’s condition every time you get your oil changed. This will ensure your vehicle’s oil remains free of debris and your vehicle’s components remain in tip-top shape.

Air Filter: Your vehicle’s air filter has the important job of keeping all airborne contaminants away from your engine. If your air filter becomes congested, your engine will be unable to draw enough air into the combustion chambers, which can result in a loss of vehicle power and performance. Continued failure to routinely care for your vehicle’s air filter can result in damage to the engine, which can cause improper function of the engine, or it may stop running altogether. The recommended routine service interval for your vehicle’s air filter can be found in your owner’s manual. However, keep in mind if you often drive down dirt roads, you may need to change the filter more frequently. Our auto service experts are here to help you make sure your vehicle is not only safe, but also performing at its best.

Fuel Filter: The fuel filter in your car, truck, SUV, or crossover works alongside your fuel tank to keep any contamination of dirt or dust away from your fuel injector. With clean fuel flowing through your fuel injector, your vehicle is able to perform at its best and achieve the highest possible gas mileage. Take a look below for some of the warning signs your vehicle’s fuel filter needs to be inspected or replaced:

  • Engine has difficulty starting
  • Shaky engine while idling
  • Your engine has problems running at lower speeds
  • The engine dies while you’re driving

If any of these signs you may have a problem with your fuel filter appear, make an appointment with our Service Center. Our auto experts will inspect and replace your fuel filter if needed.

Make an Appointment For Your Routine Auto Filter Care at Graff Bay City

All of your care filters play an important role in your vehicle’s performance and lifespan. Routine filter care and maintenance can help you prevent costly damages down the road, while ensuring your vehicle is prepared to perform for years to come. Replacing your car filters is also a task that should be treated with great care since an improper installation could cause additional problems.

The professionally trained team of service experts at Graff Bay City is here to take care of you and your vehicle, to get you back on the road safe and sound. You can always count on our certified service experts to deliver the best dealership experience at in the Great Lakes Bay Area. Make an appointment for your car filter care online by filling out our form or feel free to give us a call at (989) 684-4411. Our dealership is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706. We are happy to service all of our local communities including Pinconning, Saginaw, Frankenmuth, Clio, and Mt. Morris.

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