Diesel Fuel Filters

Fuel Filters protect your fuel system from contaminants that might otherwise harm it.  Over time, the filter get dirtier – and the more dirt that accumulates, the less effective the flow of fuel is.  This lack of fuel translates into acceleration issues, reduced engine performance and reduced fuel economy.

A simple fifteen minute fuel filter change is an easy way to give your truck a boost and increase its performance and is also known to extend the life of a vehicle’s engine by preventing unnecessary wear  and tear on other mechanical parts in the engine.  Recommended to change every 22,000 to 28,000 km for most diesel trucks.

Air Filters

Fuel & Oil are not the only two things your vehicle requires to drive around.  Oxygen (air) is a major component needed for the internal combustion cycle to occur (for your vehicle to drive).  Your vehicle is depending on the air that surrounds it.

However, the air that your vehicle takes in order to work and operate, is not entirely clean and there are particles and impurities that your engine sucks in with the air it intakes.  In order to prevent those impurities to enter the inside of your engine where they can be harmful or hinder with the optimal performance of your engine, an air filter is used to trap those particles.  Over time, air filters get dirty, and the dirtier they get, the less efficient your engine will run.  Luckily, it’s pretty easy to carry out a visual check to find out whether you vehicle requires a replacement air filter.

The air filter is a consumable component (needing frequent replacement) and depending on your driving pattern and weather conditions (dust and pollen in the summer, ect) it may need to be replaced more frequently.

Your manual will also give details as to how often you should be changing your filter.  However as we live in a very dusty environment, in the Fort St John area, the replacement might be more frequent.  We have had vehicles require an air filter before their next oil change is due.  A clean air filter will provide the better and unobstructed air flow to your vehicle’s engine saving you on the fuel charges (clogged air filter can cause an increase in your vehicles fuel consumption) while a clean cabin filter helps the clean air reach the inside of your vehicle making the drive a pleasurable experience.

We can replace your air filter with a Premium Hastings Filter.