A NAPA mechanic at Jack Stoldt Auto Service inspecting an engine air filter for vehicle maintenance services in Springfield, IL.

When to Change Your Car’s 5 Filters

Replacing the filters on your vehicle is one of the key ways to ensure your car’s longevity and safety. Not only do they allow proper circulation of clean air and fluids through your vehicle, but they give you better gas mileage, reduce emissions, and improve other everyday features we take for granted. Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center in Springfield, IL is here to educate you on when to change the five filters in your vehicle.

Engine Air Filter

An engine air filter is the most common to replace on most vehicles and one that easily clogs up with debris when left unmaintained. Realistically, your engine’s air filter should be checked every month as part of your routine maintenance but waiting until 20,000 miles is an average length of time for many car owners. To check and see if your engine air filter needs to be replaced, take it out of your vehicle and hold it up to the light. If you cannot see through it, it is time for a replacement. Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center provides expert engine air filter replacement at our NAPA dealer shop in Springfield, IL.

Cabin Air Filter

If you’ve never heard of a cabin air filter, that’s probably because you didn’t realize your vehicle had one and that it needed to be replaced. Depending on how frequently you drive, changing your cabin air filter every 20,000 miles or once a year to keep your climate control ducts, heater core, and evaporator from collecting too much debris. Signs that your cabin air filter may need to be replaced are weak airflow, musty odors from your vents, or excessive noise from your heating and cooling system. Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center offers complete air filter maintenance for vehicles of all makes and models in Springfield, IL to keep your car’s air running smoothly.

Oil Air Filter

Every time you get your oil changed, you may remember a mechanic or technician asking if you want your air filter changed. The filter they are referring to is your vehicle’s oil air filter. This is recommended to be changed every 3,000 miles to prevent vehicle emissions, increased fuel use, repairs, and engine failure. With every vehicle maintenance service scheduled at our shop in Springfield, IL, a Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center technician will always replace your oil air filter to keep your vehicle running smoothly.

Fuel Filter

Did you know that your fuel tank has a filter? While it may seem like any fuel entering your car is checked and clean, many underground fuel tanks can be filled with dirt, rust, and other debris that is transferred into your vehicle. Many residential vehicles have an in-tank fuel filter, while diesel vehicles have a separate filter for additional protection. When your vehicle’s performance has worsened, or if your fuel efficiency has decreased, contact Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center at 217.522.9113 in Springfield, IL. We are a NAPA dealer that specializes in vehicle maintenance and all kinds of filter replacement services.

Transmission Filter

An automatic transmission must circulate clean fluid through its filter to keep your engine running smoothly. Unfortunately, when dust, rust, and other debris make their way from your clogged filter to the transmission, major problems can arise. This filter only needs to be changed once every 30,000 miles but is necessary to prevent engine lock-up, repairs, and poor fuel economy. If your transmission is misfiring, contact Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center in Springfield, IL to inspect and replace your transmission filter.

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