A lot of Mercedes owners don’t actually realize that one of the Mercedes’ many intelligent design features is an additional fuel tank screen filter, which is positioned at the fuel tank’s main outlet. This screen gives your Mercedes an edge over other brands of vehicle, as it provides an extra layer of protection against the debris and contaminants which naturally occur and can clog the entire fuel system of your car.
Adding an additional part to a vehicle can offer the potential of an extra part failure, but it has obvious benefits. This fuel tank screen filter is an important component to prevent an entire clogged engine system. It usually only requires a deep clean from a professional, as opposed to a complete replacement. Let’s take a look at what it is and how it helps your Mercedes perform better.
No fuel is free of contaminants. While different brands will proclaim theirs is the best, microscopic or miniscule particles will still exist within the gas. This is where your Mercedes fuel tank screen filters come in.
All vehicles have some form of filter to protect the engine from unavoidable contaminants. It is the job of these screens to catch these contaminants and debris, preventing them from entering the engine system and not just clogging but potentially causing untold damage to its expensive parts. Of course, even with this protection, some contaminants may still pass through. While these particles are usually small, given time, they can still cause buildups. This is why your Mercedes has a second filter, which cuts down the risk of contaminants entering the engine even further.
A clogged fuel tank screen filter will directly affect your engine’s performance by reducing the flow of fuel. Because of this, you will begin to notice some symptoms which will affect the performance of your Mercedes:
Of course, the best solution to avoiding any of the scenarios mentioned above is prevent them from occurring in the first place, and the only way to do this is to ensure you have your Mercedes regularly serviced. Your engine is undoubtedly the most essential and expensive element of your vehicle, and therefore, any potential indication of an issue with the system should be addressed immediately by a professional.
Luckily, if you live in or around Louisville, KY, quality servicing and family-run customer service is close at hand. St. Matthews Imports has multiple locations. Our Hubbards Lane location offers some of the best automotive service and repair around. With experience spanning back to 1969, the team at St. Matthews knows what it takes to have your Mercedes running better than ever.
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