Leslie Kasperowicz holds a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Winnipeg. She spent several years as a Farmers Insurance CSR, gaining a solid understanding of insurance products including home, life, auto, and commercial and working directly with insurance customers to understand their needs. She has since used that knowledge in her more than ten years as a writer, largely in the insuranc...

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Although many new cars seem to be more technologically complex than most computers, the difficult financial times have encouraged many people to attempt car maintenance procedures that they would previously have left to the professionals.

One such procedure is changing an old or faulty fuel filter, something that should be fairly straight forward to achieve if you’ve got the right tools and a bit of know how.

So if you want to learn how to fix your car yourself instead of paying someone else, follow the steps below.

What is a fuel filter?

A fuel filter sits between the fuel tank and the fuel pump. As the pump pulls fuel towards the engine, the filter catches any impurities that might clog up your engine before they have a chance to do any damage.

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