Many people are familiar with engine oil filters. But did you know that your car also has a fuel filter that needs to be regularly replaced? To find out more about what a fuel filter change service can do for your car, keep reading below.


The fuel filter is typically located in the fuel tank or fuel line of your car. It traps dirt, rust, and other particles and keeps them out of your car’s fuel system. When debris enters your fuel, it causes contamination that can harm your engine and decrease your car’s lifespan.
On some newer cars, the filter is replaced by a small strainer located on the fuel pump.
A clean fuel filter will allow your car to maintain the precise flow of fuel that it needs for optimal performance. It also protects your engine from the corrosion and wear and tear that is caused by contaminated fuel.


In general, fuel filters should be changed every two years or every 30,000 miles – whichever one comes first. However, your specific car might have different manufacturer recommendations. In fact, some car manufacturers don’t recommend fuel filter replacements until up to 150,000 miles.
If you’re unsure about your car’s requirements, check with your mechanic to find out if you’re due for a routine fuel filter replacement.
There are also several signs you can look out for that indicate you need a new filter. When a fuel filter becomes dirty or clogged, it disrupts fuel flow to your engine. This can cause a rough idle or make your car slower to start.
If you feel your car sputtering, accelerating erratically, or otherwise running in a strange manner, an old fuel filter could be to blame. The same is true of misfiring engines, significant changes in fuel consumption, or an illuminated check engine light.
Older vehicles need more frequent filter changes, so you should keep this in mind when scheduling your next fuel filter change service.


When you contact us for a fuel filter change, you can expect a quick and professional job. We’ll determine the location of your fuel filter and the type that you have based on your car’s make and model. Then, we’ll exchange your used filter for a fresh one that will keep your engine clean.

Other filters, like your oil filter and air filter, should also be regularly checked and replaced. A fuel filter appointment is a great time to take care of those, too.


If you think your car might need a fuel filter replacement, contact our Slick Mobile Oil team today. We deliver high-quality car care at your convenience, and our mobile services will travel to you so that you don’t have to take time out of your day to come into the shop.
When you leave your car in our hands, we guarantee that you’ll enjoy the highest quality service available. Let our fuel filter change service show you what the Slick Mobile Oil experience is all about!

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