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Fuel Filter Replacement

 

What is a fuel filter and how it works?

The purpose of fuel filter in a car is to filter and clean the fuel supply such as diesel or petrol before supplying it to the engine. Fuel filter traps  tiny contaminants, such as rust particles and dirt. Fuel filter is connected to the high-pressure fuel supply line beneath the car. Most of the petrol cars filter is located inside the fuel tank and does not need replacing. Diesel vehicles have water traps as well with the fuel filter.

 

When to replacing the fuel filter on a car?

  • When Scheduled maintenance is due.
  • When Fuel is contaminated.
  • When Fuel system repairs carried out.
  • When there is a fuel leak
  • When Warning light indication turns on. 
  • When fuel filter is clogged.
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What is a cost of replacing a fuel filter?

Most petrol cars have fuel filter fitted inside the fuel tank and does not need replacing, if your have a diesel vehicle or petrol vehicle and fuel filter is located outside the fuel tank then it needs replacing at  regular intervals, The cost of replacing fuel filter depends on the vehicle make, model,part quality and the labour time to replace it, to find out the exact cost of replacing a fuel filter on your car please select your car make and model at the top of the page, we provide instant quote for car repairs and we also have a nationwide network of mobile mechanics who can come to your house or office to carry out the repair work on your vehicle. On average the fuel filter replacement cost for most cars is between £68 to £89.


Is it safe to drive with a fuel filter problem?

It depends what kind of problem is with the filter, If there is a leak from fuel filter ,get it repaired before driving the car. If clogging is suspected and engine operation is effected, get the cause investigated and resolve it as soon as possible before driving. Fuel filter problem is a serious problem its not recommended to carry on driving without getting it fixed as ignoring this problem can further damage other parts like, fuel pump, catalytic converter, dpf and lambda sensor etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of fuel filter in a car is to filter and clean the fuel supply such as diesel or petrol before supplying it to the engine.


When Scheduled maintenance is due. When Fuel is contaminated. When Fuel system repair is carried out. When there is a fuel When Warning light indication turns on. When fuel filter is clogged.


Cost by make for Fuel Filter Replacement

Popular Makes Average Price
Volvo £59.99 Compare Quotes
Vauxhall £49.20 Compare Quotes
Renault £45.98 Compare Quotes
Bmw £62.65 Compare Quotes
Volkswagen £61.32 Compare Quotes
Citroen £51.35 Compare Quotes
Audi £64.98 Compare Quotes
Ford £53.32 Compare Quotes
Mini £58.98 Compare Quotes
Mercedes-benz £62.32 Compare Quotes
Mazda £54.98 Compare Quotes
Nissan £51.32 Compare Quotes
Hyundai £58.32 Compare Quotes
Peugeot £56.65 Compare Quotes
Toyota £59.89 Compare Quotes
Fiat £54.65 Compare Quotes
Lexus £64.98 Compare Quotes
Seat £47.98 Compare Quotes

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