Keeping your vehicle healthy is crucial to helping it run smoothly and optimally for as long as possible. When you have regular maintenance performed on your vehicle, you encourage and extend its long-term health. Of the many maintenance services you can have performed on your car, a commonly-known important one is regular oil filter replacement. Here at Toyota of Gladstone in Columbia Gorge, near Hood River or The Dalles, our service team can get this done for you quickly and efficiently, so that you can return to your day-to-day life with a healthier vehicle.
You know you need to have your oil filter replaced consistently. However, to truly understand the importance, an understanding of its responsibility is helpful.
As time goes on, carbon, dust, metal and fuel contaminants will enter your engine and ultimately, get captured by its oil system. The job of the oil filter is to remove these contaminants from your engine by catching them as oil passes through. This ensures the cleanliness and health of your engine.
Below are some signs you can look out for when your oil filter needs replacing:
Checking the state of your oil is a simple task that you can easily do on your own. All you have to do is open the bonnet and locate your engine dipstick. Pull it out and check out the color of your oil.
If your oil is healthy, it will appear to be a golden, clear color. If it’s dirty, it will be dark brown or black and will be the indication that your oil filter needs replacement.
When you’re ready to have your oil filter replaced, you can do so by scheduling your service and heading over from Vancouver, WA. Our qualified service team is ready to support you in keeping your car healthy, so visit our full-service Toyota dealership today!