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Routine Vehicle Filter Maintenance – Serra of Traverse City

The filters in your vehicle are meant to protect crucial auto components by keeping small dirt and dust particles out of places they don’t belong! With fresh filters, your vehicle is able to run smoothly and efficiently. There are many different types of filters in your car, continue reading to learn about the different kinds of filters and why routine vehicle filter maintenance is important at Serra of Traverse City! Be sure to bring your car, truck, SUV, or crossover to the Serra of Traverse City Service Center so that our ASE Certified Service Technicians can make sure your vehicle is in good shape!

Air Filters

A dirty air filter can cause your engine to run inefficiently. When an air filter is clogged, the engine becomes unable to provide enough air to the combustion chambers. This can cause your vehicle to lose power or stop running completely. You can find recommendations for when to replace your air filters in your Owner’s Manual, but if you do a lot of city driving or drive on dirt roads often, it’s extra important to be changing your air filters regularly! Stop by the Serra Traverse City Service Center and our service technicians will take care of you and your vehicle!

Oil Filters

Oil filters remove contaminants from your oil and keep dust and dirt from running through your engine. When the oil filter is clogged, dirt can get into your engine and eventually cause serious and costly problems. We recommend that you have your oil filter changed each time you have your oil changed. This will ensure that your engine doesn’t wear prematurely.

Transmission Filters

Similar to your oil filter, the transmission filter keeps contaminants out of your transmission fluid. Dirty transmission filters can cause obstruction of fluid flow, a partially engaged engine, and other shifting issues in your engine. Signs you need to replace your transmission filter include:

  • Inability to change gears
  • Burning smell or smoke from engine
  • Rattling noise from the engine

Fuel Filters

The fuel filter in your vehicle works with the fuel tank to keep contaminants out of the fuel injector. Ultimately, a clogged fuel injector will cause an array of engine performance issues. To avoid damage to your engine, have your fuel filter changed regularly and keep an eye out for these warning signs of a clogged filter:

  • Difficulty starting the engine
  • Engine is shaky while idling
  • Engine dies while driving
  • Vehicle seems to struggle at lower speeds

Schedule a Vehicle Filter Maintenance Appointment Online at Serra of Traverse City's Service Center

Maintaining your vehicle’s filters is important to the efficiency of your car, truck, SUV, or crossover. Clogged filters can cause serious damage to your engine and other vehicle components so be sure to schedule a vehicle filter maintenance appointment at Serra of Traverse City Service Center in Traverse City, MI! You can conveniently schedule a service appointment online or by giving us a call. Our caring team of technicians are Certified to work on any make or model including Subaru, Cadillac, Audi, Toyota, Volkswagen, Nissan, and Volvo! You can reach us at 231-947-9000 for our Cadillac/Subaru Campus at 1747 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686 or 231-946-5540 for our Toyota/Audi/VW/Nissan/Volvo Campus at 1301 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686. We gladly serve the Cherry Capital and our neighbors Elmwood Charter Township, Williamsburg, Old Mission, Grand Traverse, and all of Northern Michigan!