What Is a Fuel Filter?

Fuel filters are vital to positive engine performance in your car, as any part of the car that intakes air or fluid from the outside environment is bound to bring with it foreign bits and pieces. That is why it is important to separate the good from the bad, which is the job of car filters.

To keep the fuel systems clean, these filters must be replaced according to the manufacturers' recommendations, or more often than not engine performance suffers and declines. You can visit to know more about the diesel fuel filter replacement services.

To most motorists reliability is another very important reason to schedule fuel filter replacements. Who needs to be stalled by the highway or road caused by a clogged fuel filter, when a simple replacement of this automotive component could have been done in a snap.

A dirty fuel filter can cause an engine to sluggish, during acceleration or at high speeds. It can also become so clogged that the engine will not run at all.

Fuel filters found on diesel engines, which are bowl-like in design, collect water at the bottom since water is denser than diesel. A water sensor signals if the water has reached the warning level, although this feature is not found in some filters.

Then the water is drained off by opening a valve at the bottom of the bowl, until only diesel remains in the bowl. If water gets into a moving part, it will quickly cause overheating and unnecessary wear, as the engine system relies on the diesel for lubrication of the moving parts.