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How often should I change my fuel filter?

The "diesel filter" should be changed every 15,000 miles. The diesel fuel filter is often a forgotten filter. The fuel put into diesel engines can contain contaminants such as dirt, rust, scale and water. These impurities can plug fuel injectors and components resulting in engine malfunction or deterioration. These contaminants often originate from dirty and rusty storage tanks, and as the vehicle ages, from corrosion within the fuel system components. All the more reason to invest in high-quality fuel filters and to maintain them at recommended intervals.All diesel fuel contains some water, and removing it ensures longer diesel injection system life and reliability.#fuelfilter #diesel #filter

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How often should I replace my engine air filter?

The engine "air filter" is responsible for preventing debris (pollen, dirt, road debris) from entering the engine. The life span of an engine air filter varies based on driving conditions. Vehicles driven in construction areas and dirt roads will collect debris quickly and require more frequent replacement. Typically an air filter will require replacement every 15,000 miles.#airfilter #15,000mile #enginefilter

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What does a water pump do?

A water pump on a car or truck engine uses centrifugal force to send coolant through the cooling system while it turns. The combustion engine produces so much heat that it needs constant flow to maintain proper temperature. The fluid leaving the pump flows first through the engine block and cylinder head, then into the radiator and finally back to the pump. The flow of coolant is regulated by the thermostat and the heat from the coolant is dispersed by the radiator.#waterpump #coolant #radiator

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What is a control arm bushing?

A control arm bushing is an important part of the suspension on your vehicle. Located between the control arm and the frame of the vehicle, control arm bushings dampen vibration between the wheels and frame, cushioning the ride, reducing driving noise, and preventing metal-on-metal contact. Over years and miles the bushings will deteriorate. On most vehicles the bushings are serviced separately, installed with a hydraulic press. After control arm bushing replacement the vehicle wheel alignment should be checked and adjusted.#controlarmbushing #suspension #bushing

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How often should I service my differential fluid?

Differential fluid should be changed every 50,000 miles. The differential in your car, truck or SUV is a gear box located between the drive wheels. The differential allows the drive wheels to turn at different speeds for cornering. 4WD vehicles will have two differentials. Over time, high operating temperatures can cause the fluid in the differential to break down and lose the ability to properly lubricate. Servicing the fluid will help you avoid premature wear on the gears and bearings in the differential.#differential #differentialservice #gearoilKeep in mind:Some vehicles do not have a drain plug. In these vehicles, the differential cover must be removed to drain the fluid. A new gasket is installed and the proper amount of oil is then added

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