Like any filter, your fuel filter catches dirt and other debris. As your car’s life goes on, the fuel filter can become clogged and dirty, which may impact your car’s performance, allowing fuel with particulate matter to pass into your fuel injector, or, stopping the optimal flow of fuel. Earlier in the industry, the lifespan of a fuel filter was quoted as 30,000 to 60,000 km, however, with fuels getting more and purer, a fuel filter can operate optimally for up to 100,000 km. Paradoxically, changing your fuel filter for the first time above mileages of 150,000 km can cause engine failure; this is most likely because your fuel pump works harder to overcome the dirty filter. You should exercise caution when changing your filters at these mileages, and consult a mechanic before completing them.
The fix can diagnose and change your fuel filter at either your home or your place of residence.