Filters & Fluid Systems Service and Repair
Buying a car or truck is a big investment. That likely means you want to take care of your vehicle to make sure you’re getting the most out it. Part of that entails keeping track of the filters and fluids in your car to maximize the performance and life of your vehicle. At Kennedy Transmission, we are experts in all filters and fluids to make sure your vehicle is running smoothly and you stay safe on the road.
Types of Filters
There are several different types of filters in your vehicle, all of which are designed to keep it in top performing condition. They should be regularly checked and replaced to make sure it’s running safely and efficiently. Here’s a look at the different types of filters we service, and how they help your vehicle:
Fuel filter: This filter picks up any dirt that might be in your gasoline, and prevents it from getting to the engine. Over time, it can get a lot of buildup, reducing the flow of fuel to your engine. That buildup will impact vehicle’s performance and fuel economy.
Air filters: Prevents contaminants like dust and dirt from getting into your engine. A dirty air filter leads to poor fuel economy. We check your air filter with every oil change and let you know when it needs to be replaced.
Cabin filter: These filters ensure the air you breathe inside your car is of good quality. They do this by trapping outdoor particles, harmful gases, and odors and keeping them from coming inside. It’s important to regularly replace these to keep your air conditioning system working properly, and to help those that suffer from asthma or allergies.
Oil filter: This filter keeps any oil contaminants from getting into the engine and disrupting its operation. Having clean motor oil is very important so it doesn’t build up on the filter and damage the surface of the engine.
PCV filter & valve: The Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) filter and valve work together to reduce air pollution and give you better fuel efficiency. The valve makes sure your engine is getting the right amount of airflow, while the filter removes harmful oil vapor.
Pro Tip: Knowing when to replace a filter is dependent on several different factors, including your vehicle type, your manufacturer’s recommendations, and the type of filter. When your vehicle is being serviced we can inspect each filter and give you our expert recommendations.
Types of Fluids
There are also several different types of fluids in your vehicle. It is important to get these inspected and changed regularly to keep your vehicle functioning properly. Here’s a breakdown of the different types of fluid we check each time you have your vehicle serviced:
Transmission fluid: This fluid keeps the inside of your transmission cool, clean, and lubricated. It also maintains pressure inside the transmission to keep it functioning properly. It’s important to keep a close eye on this fluid to make sure your transmission doesn’t overheat.
Differential fluid: This fluid works with the transmission to rotate your wheels. It delivers power from the engine to the axle.
Engine oil: This reduces heat in your engine and keeps it lubricated. Getting regular oil and filter changes is important to keeping your engine clean.
Engine coolant: More commonly known as anti-freeze, this removes heat from the engine to keep your vehicle from overheating.
Knowing when to change your fluids depends on gas mileage, your driving habits, road conditions, fluid type, and the make of your vehicle. A few warning signs include:
- Having trouble accelerating
- Poor gas mileage
- Unfamiliar odors inside your vehicle
We can fix that!
Filters and fluids in your car or truck play an important role in the overall longevity of your vehicle. Our technicians are experts in all of them, and can give you honest recommendations about when you should replace them. Stop by a Kennedy Transmission near you for an inspection today!
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