Auto Repair Services in Nepean

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engine air filter

Nearly all late model vehicles are equipped with a cabin air filter, which should not be confused with the engine air filter. These days, drivers rarely roll down their windows—most vehicles have air conditioning, the windows insulate against noise, and the air in urban areas is often polluted. As a result, the cabin air needs to be filtered to remove pollen, mould, odours, smoke, dust, and other pollutants that can affect passengers’ health.

The cabin air filter is part of the ventilation, heating, and air conditioning system and can capture extremely small particles. Each vehicle’s user manual will indicate the manufacturer’s recommendation for how often to replace the filter. It may need to be replaced more often if you frequently travel in dusty conditions. A certified Silverstar technician will be able to answer any questions you may have.

The cabin air filter is often located behind the glovebox. A certified SIlverstar technician can change it quickly during a routine inspection

cabin air filter

Thousands of litres of air, mixed with fuel, power the internal combustion engine of a vehicle. Impurities such as dust, pollution, and other dirt must be removed from both the air and the fuel. Though gasoline is filtered several times before reaching your vehicle’s engine, the air is simply found around the vehicle, which is why an extremely efficient air filter is necessary.

A vehicle is most energy efficient when the engine air filter is clean, since the air/fuel blend is ideal. When the filter is dirty, some fuel doesn’t burn, the engine becomes less efficient, and the engine and exhaust system get clogged up.

This change is gradual, and drivers are unlikely to notice a problem until the Check Engine light comes on. Changing the engine air filter is easy and inexpensive. A certified Silverstar technician can check or replace the filter during an oil change or scheduled maintenance. A new air filter will restore your engine and help you get more bang for your buck at the pump. 

A vehicle’s fuel system typically consists of a fuel pump in the tank, a fuel filter, and injectors (one per cylinder). The vehicle’s central computer manages this system and is generally reliable. But if the fuel system is not regularly maintained, fuel consumption will increase over time, and the system could even fail. That’s why it’s crucial to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. You can trust the maintenance of your vehicle’s fuel system to a certified Silverstar Automotive technician.

The technician will determine if the fuel filter needs to be replaced or if the injectors need cleaning based on the recommended maintenance schedule. Injectors spray the necessary quantity of atomized fuel under high pressure for combustion in the cylinders and are a critical component. The spray nozzle is as small as the head of a pin and can get clogged if dirt gets stuck in it. During a cleaning, your certified Silverstar technician will remove any deposits, restoring the engine’s power and performance and improving fuel economy. Direct injection fuel systems in late-model vehicles require meticulous maintenance. Failure to maintain the fuel system according to the manufacturer’s recommendations could cause the Check Engine light to come on and damage to other parts controlled by the vehicle’s central computer. 

fuel system cleaning & filters

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