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Common Signs of a Dirty Air Filter
A car air filter cleans the air entering the engine. Signs of a dirty air filter include a misfiring engine, unusual noises, and reduced fuel economy.
5 Commonly Overlooked Vehicle Maintenance Items
Brake fluid, auto transmission fluid, and coolant flushes, as well as cabin filter changes and valve adjustments, are all important services.
How Long Does an Air Filter Last?
Every Every internal combustion engine needs air in order to work. Without it, fuel does not burn and provide the force needed to deliver power to the engine. Additionally, the air has to be clean. Otherwise, dust and debris will...
Is It Safe to Drive With the DPF Light On?
Diesel particulate filters are intended to reduce soot emissions by as much as 80%. When the filter fails, the DPF (diesel particulate filter)...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve
Common signs of a faulty PCV valve include excessive oil consumption, oil leaking, a blocked breather filter, and reduction in overall performance.
Which Filters in My Car Can Be Cleaned Vs. Replaced?
Car filters clean the air and fluids in your car interior and engine. You can clean the air filter, but you always have to replace the oil filter.
Which Filters in My Car Can Be Cleaned Vs. Replaced?
Car filters clean the air and fluids in your car interior and engine. You can clean the air filter, but you always have to replace the oil filter.
Which Filters in My Car Can Be Cleaned Vs. Replaced?
Car filters clean the air and fluids in your car interior and engine. You can clean the air filter, but you always have to replace the oil filter.
Which Filters in My Car Can Be Cleaned Vs. Replaced?
Car filters clean the air and fluids in your car interior and engine. You can clean the air filter, but you always have to replace the oil filter.
Which Filters in My Car Can Be Cleaned Vs. Replaced?
Car filters clean the air and fluids in your car interior and engine. You can clean the air filter, but you always have to replace the oil filter.
How to Replace an Air Injection Pump Filter
Air pump filters may be failing when the engine has a rough idle and is sluggish. Reduced fuel economy may also indicate a bad filter.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Crankcase Vent Filter
Common signs include oil leaks, excessively high idle, and a decrease in engine performance, power, and acceleration.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Crankcase Vent Filter
Common signs include oil leaks, excessively high idle, and a decrease in engine performance, power, and acceleration.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Cabin Air Filter
Poor air flow and an unusual odor can indicate it's time to replace the cabin air filter.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Air Pump Filter
If your engine is running sluggishly, the Check Engine Light is on, or there is a rough idle, you may need to replace your car's air pump filter.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Air Filter
Check if your car's air filter is dirty. If you notice a decrease in gas mileage or engine performance, you may have to replace your air filter.
How Long Does an Air Pump Filter Last?
In In any vehicle that has an emissions system, otherwise known as a smog control system, it is vital that the air that enters the system is free of contaminants and debris. This is because the air is recirculated along...
How Long Does a Crankcase Vent Filter Last?
The The crankcase vent filter is connected to a breather tube that connects the crankcase and then has access outside to clean air. The clean air then flows back in through the crankcase vent filter and into the engine to...
How To Replace a Cabin Air Filter That’s Behind the Glove Box
Cabin Cabin air filters are a new feature found on many late model vehicles. These filters are responsible for filtering the air that enters the vehicle when the heating and air conditioning (AC) systems are in use. They prevent any...
How to Replace Your Air Filter
Before Before it can enter the engine, the engine air filter traps any dust and debris by acting as a shield, blocking its path. Over time, however, these filters can accumulate a lot of dirt and get clogged up, needing...

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Is it worth it to purchase the additional toyota maintenance care package they try to sell you when you buy a new rav4?
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