Professional Auto Care
You have heard of them all, but may not be familiar with just how vital they are for your vehicle.
Here are the basics...
System Category: HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning)
Purpose: Capture dust, pollen, and other particles and prevent them from entering the vehicle's cabin (the air you breathe)
Replacement: 12,000 to 15,000 miles, once a year. or as needed
System Category: Engine
Purpose: Capture dust and other particles to prevent them from entering the engine
Replacement: 12,000 to 25,000 miles, or as needed.
System Category: Fuel
Purpose: Prevent tiny particles of dirt from clogging up the fuel injectors
Replacement: 30,000 to 60,000 miles or as needed**
System Category: Engine
Purpose: Oil is pushed through the filter to remove any debris the oil may have picked up. When the filter is clogged it is completely bypassed hence why it is changed every time the oil is changed
Replacement: 3,000 to 7,500 miles (every oil change)***
System Category: Transmission
Purpose: Keeps contaminating particulars out of the fluid. Normally changed with a transmission kit
Replacement: 15,000 to 30,000 miles** or every two years
*Not all fuel filters are serviceable. Ask your ASE Certified Service Consultant to find if your vehicle has a serviceable fuel filter.
**If you are using longer intervals for oil change, be sure to upgrade your oil filter. Perhaps the oil can reach the mileage interval, but in many cases the filter cannot, especially substandard filters.
***Recommendations vary depending on vehicle manufactures in conjunction with your driving habits.
If you have any questions, please reach out to one of our ASE Certified Service Consultants. (713) 270-0474
Professional Auto Care is an award-winning family owned and operated auto repair shop located in southwest Houston. It has been run by the same family, the Serratos Family, for nearly 35 years. Professional Auto Care services Domestic, Asian as well as select European vehicles. We are known for our professionalism, transparency and quality of work. Since our humble beginning in 1983, we always strove to provide the best, most reliable service in Houston with a hint of the personal touch. The founders, Everardo and Claudia Serratos, are still involved with the daily operations of the car maintenance and auto repair shop.