Car Care - About Filters & Belts

Air filter

Your air filter plays a key role in preventing contaminants like grit, dust, and dirt from entering your engine. Air is drawn through the filter and to the cylinders where air and fuel combine to power your vehicle. A dirty air filter can lead to poor fuel economy. We will check your filter with every oil change and recommend replacement when needed.

Cabin air filter

Cabin air filters help to protect your health by improving the quality of the air you breathe in your vehicle. Increasing traffic congestion and longer commuting distances add up to more time spent in the vehicle than ever. These filters trap a broad range of microscopic particles, harmful gases, and unpleasant odors. Regularly replacing your cabin air filter can offer relief for asthma, allergy and hay fever sufferers, and also help to protect the performance of your air conditioning system.

Fuel filter

When you press your gas pedal, your fuel system controls the amount of power you get from your engine by moderating the flow of fuel and air. Unfortunately, fuel isn’t perfectly clean, so it passes through a fuel filter that picks up any dirt that might interfere with the engine’s performance. Over time, dirt and particles build up in the filter. The fuel filter needs to be replaced or it will reduce the flow of fuel to your engine, affecting your vehicle’s performance and fuel economy.

Emission (PCV) Valve and Filter

The emission (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve and filter work together to route toxic fumes created by the engine back into the combustion chambers. These fumes are then re-burned to improve fuel efficiency and reduce air pollution. The valve ensures that your engine breathes properly and continues to receive the correct amount of airflow. The filter helps to remove harmful oil vapor. Failure to replace the PCV valve and filter can lead to problems like rough idling, stalling, high oil consumption, loss of power, and excessive wear on internal parts, reducing the oil and air filter life.

Serpentine belt

A serpentine belt is a single, continuous belt used to drive multiple devices in your engine such as the alternator, power steering pump, water pump, A/C compressor and air pump. If your serpentine belt breaks, it will cause numerous components in your vehicle to stop working and lead to costly repairs. Our technician will check your belt every time you get your oil changed and alert you if there are signs of wear.