A fuel filter is absolutely necessary! It screens out dirt, rust and other foreign particles from the fuel that can damage your vehicle’s fuel injectors. Even the smallest particles can cause considerable wear and tear to an engine.
Your vehicle may have been experiencing one or more of the following symptoms: cuts out or loses power driving up an incline, such as a bridge, or was experiencing poor gas mileage. As the filter gets dirty, the fuel pump works much harder. And in some cases, complete engine shutdown. Hope that this was not the scenario for your vehicle!
This filter needs to be replaced on a regular basis. It’s best to replace your car’s fuel filter every 2 years or 24,000 miles.