Your vehicle requires clean fuel to run well. And if your fuel isn’t clean, your fuel injectors can get clogged. If this happens, your engine won’t get the right amount of fuel to run properly. This will hurt your fuel economy as you drive around Colorado Springs. It can also create harmful deposits and buildup on valves and in the combustion chamber.
This is why all vehicles have a fuel filter between the engine and the fuel tank. The filter’s role is to clean out the flecks of dirt and contamination and keep them out of the fuel stream. Because of this, the fuel filter will get clogged over time and need to be replaced.
If your fuel filter is clogged, your vehicle may sputter when at high speeds or with quick acceleration. There are many filters that have a bypass valve that allows unfiltered fuel through when clogged. This will keep your engine running but it does not protect it from dirt and contaminated fuel.
As your vehicle ages, you may find that you will need to change your fuel filter more often. More and more sediment and rust gathers in the fuel tank over time and can be drawn into the fuel system. Your filter is the guard that protects your expensive engine parts and maintains your fuel economy. Because of this, you shouldn’t skimp on replacing your filter when needed.