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How Many Filters does YOUR vehicle have?

03.15.14

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For most us, we would quickly answer ONE, the air filter. Some might think a bit longer and respond w/TWO, the air filter AND the oil filter.

Did you know that many vehicles have four or more filters? All that need changing periodically AND some that require special tool OR that are hidden?
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Filter Changes

03.03.13

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So how do you like your drinking water – Clean or mixed with dirt and metal shavings? Clean, right?

Your vehicle engine would answer the EXACT same way about its oil. Similar to your home water filter, an oil filter’s job is to remove oil contaminants.  It sifts out the solid particles while allowing the oil to flow unrestricted through the engine. Likewise, over time the oil filter can become full or “clogged,” and the oil and contaminants will flow around the filter.  As a safety mechanism, the bypass is allowed because as far as your engine is concerned, dirty oil is better than none at all.
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Oil, Air & Cabin Filters

03.01.12

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So what’s all this about filters? A new oil filter keeps contaminants out of your expensive engine. A new air filter can help improve your vehicle’s performance. And a new cabin air filter protects you and your passengers from mildew, allergens and more.

Let’s look at each type of filter and when it makes sense to change them.

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