I took my 2017 Ford Escape to the dealership for an oil change. The car had just passed the 30,000 mile mark. They told me I was due for a change in the air filter and cabin air filter as well as a cleaning of the fuel system. The fuel system cleaning was just under $250.00. I opted not to have them perform any of these items. So I went to the parts store and got an air filter, watched the youtube video and went to change the air filter. The appearance of the airfilter was that it was still very clean. So my questions are:
- Are cars/air filters different now and should change it anyway?
- Do the dealers even look at the filter before recommending changing it?
- When should I have the fuel system cleaned - or should I just start regularly using the texktron stuff I read about on the forums?
BTW - the air filter from the auto parts store was just a tiny bit bigger than the one that was in the car so I couldn’t get the cover on with that air filter and had to put the old one back in.