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When Does Your Car Need a Filter & Fluid Change?

Filters and Fluids are integral to the proper function of your car. Over time, they can become dirty and need to be replaced. But how do you know when it’s time for a change? Here are a few signs to look out for.

Check your owner’s manual.

Most carmakers have a recommended schedule for when to replace your filters and fluids. This is usually based on either time or mileage, so consult your owner’s manual to see what interval is recommended for your car. And if you’ve lost your owner’s manual, don’t worry – you can usually find this information online by searching for your car make and model.

Look for changes in performance.

If you notice that your car isn’t accelerating as quickly as it used to or that it’s starting to make strange noises, it could be time for a filter or fluid change. This is especially true if you notice a sudden change in performance – if your car was fine one day and then suddenly started acting up the next, it’s more likely that something needs to be replaced.

Pay attention to your dashboard lights.

Most cars have dashboards that light up when something needs to be fixed. So if you see a light that you don’t recognize, it could be time for a filter or fluid change. The best way to know for sure is to consult your owner’s manual (again, this can usually be found online if you don’t have the physical copy) or take it to a mechanic who can diagnose the problem.

Filters and fluids are essential for keeping your car running smoothly. But over time, they can become dirty and need to be replaced. How do you know when it’s time for a change? The best way is to consult your owner’s manual, which will have a recommended schedule based on either time or mileage.

You can also keep an eye out for changes in performance, such as decreased acceleration or strange noises coming from the engine. And finally, most cars these days have dashboards that light up when something needs to be fixed, so if you see a light that you don’t recognize, it could be time for a filter or fluid change. If you’re ever unsure, the best course of action is to bring your car to one of our expert mechanics so that they can diagnose the problem and recommend the best course of action.

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