Over 90% of the drivers bringing in a car for maintenance are noticeably late in doing so based on the owner manual recommendations for their cars. Taking a few simple steps when you bring in your car for maintenance, like changing your car’s filters on time, can save you the headache and cost of more costly repairs, as well as improve your gas mileage and the overall efficiency of your vehicle. At Schulz Garage, we help people in Medford and throughout Oregon ensure that their filters are up-to-date and functional.
So when should you change your car’s filters? Here are some general guidelines for when you should bring your car in for some filter replacements:
Be sure to inspect your fuel filter at each oil change. Normally, you will need to replace this filter every 12 months on cars with a carburetor; every 24 months for cars with fuel injection. However, if you notice restricted areas or water contamination problems with the fuel filter, go ahead and replace it right then.
This filter should be changed every year or whenever heating or cooling efficiency is reduced. Because of Utah’s inversions, you might want to change this filter more often than once a year due to heavy airborne contaminants.
If you change your car’s oil every 3,000 – 5,000 miles, then switching out your engine air filter at the same time is a good practice to follow.
Likewise, if you make sure to keep your car’s oil changed regularly as recommended by the owner’s manual, changing the oil filter at the time you change the oil will work well to keep your car running properly.
Keeping up your car’s maintenance is definitely worth the time and effort involved. You’ll realize better performance out of your car and have more money left over in your wallet. Feel free to give us a call if you have questions about your car’s maintenance needs.