Vehicle Filter Service and Routine Maintenance in Grandville, MI at Serra Honda Grandville
The auto filters throughout your vehicle may seem like they play a small role in your vehicle’s overall performance, efficiency, and safety, but the reality is they actually play a very important role. And, neglecting routine filter maintenance can even cause serious problems that result in costly repairs. Car filters help various vehicle components stay clean, protect those components against wear, and allow your vehicle to run efficiently by blocking particles like dirt, dust, gravel, and more from contaminating certain fluids and vehicle components. Not only will regularly inspecting and changing your vehicle’s filters keep your vehicle running its best, but routine filter maintenance will also extend the life of your vehicle by protecting against premature wear and ultimately keeping you safe on the road. Read about your vehicle filters below for more information on what they do, and what can happen if they are not inspected and changed.
The oil filter does exactly what the name implies. It filters the oil running through your car! The oil filter removes any particles that may be flowing through your oil that can cause damage to your engine. If the oil filter gets dirty it can become clogged, and bits of dust and dirt can get into your engine. Keeping these particles from contaminating your engine protects it from premature wear. Stop-and-go traffic, driving in extreme temperatures, or towing heavy loads may put additional wear on your oil filter, which may result in it needing to be replaced more frequently. The expert service technicians at Serra Honda Grandville (formerly RiverTown Honda) can advise you on when your oil filter should be replaced at your next oil change.
Your vehicle’s air filter is responsible for preventing airborne particles and debris like dust and dirt from entering your engine to prevent wear and damage. When the air filter gets dirty it can become clogged, which results in the engine being unable to draw enough air into the combustion chambers and therefore unable to operate properly. Not only can a dirty air filter cause the engine to run ineffectively, but could possibly cause the engine to lose power. Simple check your owner’s manual for the suggested air filter service interval as required by your vehicle. If you have any concerns, our service team is happy to inspect your air filter for you at your next oil change!
The fuel filter in your vehicle works along side your fuel tank to filter out debris, dirt, and dust particles that could possibly make their way into your fuel injector. When you have a clean fuel injector, your vehicle has the ability to deliver optimal efficiency and performance, often resulting in better gas mileage. If you notice any of the signs below it may indicate that your fuel filter needs to be serviced:
- The engine has a hard time starting
- The engine gets shaky when your car is idling
- Your vehicle struggles driving at lower speeds
The transmission filter blocks contaminants from entering your transmission fluid. Because the transmission fluid transmits power from the transmission to the engine, clean fluid is very important for optimum performance and efficiency. Not to mention the costly wear that these contaminants could cause to your transmission if they do make their way into the transmission fluid. Overtime, without proper routine maintenance, your transmission filter can become clogged which can cause various engine issues, including shifting problems, blocked fluid flow, and more. Some signs your vehicle may have a blocked transmission filter, or ill-fitting filter include:
- An rattling noise from the engine
- Leaking fluids coming from your transmission
- Difficulty switching gears
- A surge when changing gears
- Burning smell or even smoke from the engine
Schedule a Filter Inspection or Vehicle Filter Service at Serra Honda in Grandville, MI
At Serra Honda Grandville (formerly RiverTown Honda) in Grandville, MI, it’s our goal to help you take care of your auto investment by making routine maintenance simple. When you regularly care for your vehicle, you can extend its lifespan and ultimately keep yourself safe on the road. Our expert certified service technicians are able to take care of any auto service on any make and model! Come see us today to ensure the extended health of your vehicle for years to come.
We’re proud to serve all of West Michigan including our neighbors in Grandville, Wyoming, Byron Center, Hudsonville, Comstock Park, Kentwood, Holland, and beyond. For your convenience, you can schedule your service appointment online or feel free to visit our Express Service Lane located at 4260 Kenowa Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418. Don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions you might have at (866) 574-4228.