The fuel filter keeps the fuel clean. Many Mazda owners don't realize that their fuel filter needs replacing once in a while. If you're a Mazda owner who's looking to learn more about fuel filters, we have all the answers you need right here.
This guide answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Mazda fuel filters. If you have a question that isn't answered in this guide, feel free to contact us.
What Is A Fuel Filter And Why Does My Mazda Need One?
The fuel filter is in one of the following places on your Mazda:
- In the fuel pump
- In the fuel line near the engine
- Under the vehicle near the fuel tank
The fuel filter is a small cylindrical filter. It traps all the impurities in the fuel before sending it to the fuel injectors. It's important for the fuel injectors to stay clean. That's why your Mazda has a fuel filter. This post has an in-depth explanation of fuel filters and how they work.
How Can I Tell If My Mazda Fuel Filter Has Gone Bad?
Does your Mazda have a replaceable fuel filter? You need to replace it every 2-4 years. If you're not sure if your fuel filter needs replacing yet, you can try two things:
- Do a fuel pressure test (if it's hard to access the fuel filter)
- Give the fuel filter a visual inspection (if it's easy to access the fuel filter)
This post will show you how to do both tasks.
Should I Get An OEM Or Aftermarket Fuel Filter?
Have you determined that your fuel filter is bad? You want to replace it as soon as possible. Doing so will keep your fuel - and the fuel injectors - clean. Many Mazda owners wonder if it's safe to save a few bucks on an aftermarket fuel filter. If you ask us, it's not always safe to use an aftermarket fuel filter in your Mazda.
This comparison guide does a good job explaining why OEM fuel filters are the much safer option. To sum it up:
- OEM fuel filters always fit perfectly because they're made for your model
- Aftermarket fuel filters don't always fit well
- Mazda builds its OEM fuel filters with quality materials to ensure durability and longevity
- Many aftermarket manufacturers cut corners by using low grade materials
How Can I Save Money On An OEM Mazda Fuel Filter?
Despite the risks that come with using an aftermarket fuel filter, many car owners still use them. It's because aftermarket fuel filters are usually cheaper than OEM filters. Here's something a lot of Mazda owners don't know, though. It's that genuine OEM Mazda fuel filters are available online at wholesale pricing. As an authorized seller of OEM parts, we carry genuine OEM Mazda parts at wholesale pricing. Check out our catalog of OEM fuel filters and start saving money today!