Many of us have been into an auto service shop to do repairs, maintenance, or even just check up on our vehicles. Going to the shop can be a hassle, and very expensive. They tell us the problems our cars have and ways that we should fix them. It often leads us to wonder exactly what we need and why.
Has your auto service shop recommended a fuel system cleaning?
If yes, you’re probably wondering just what type of service this is and exactly why you need it. In this article we are going to be sharing some tips to help you understand why your vehicle might need a fuel system service, or why it might not.
What is a fuel injector?
One of the first main things you should know a bit about is how your car’s engine actually operates.
With time, comes change, we see that in many things. It is no different for cars and all of the mechanisms inside of them. Fuel systems have continued changing majorly throughout the years. We commonly see that older cars used to have a carburetor; the purpose of the carburetor was to feed fuel to the engine. However, because carburetors were not efficient, with time, auto manufacturers developed a fuel injection system, this system worked by electrically controlling the fuel injection in your vehicle.
These systems are very complex; however, they provide accurate fuel monitoring. That means when you press on the gas pedal, the fuel injector delivers the proper amount of fuel your vehicle needs directly to your engine. With that being said, because these systems are so complex, they need periodic maintenance to make sure they run as efficiently as possible.
Now that we’ve discussed how your engine operates and what your fuel system does, here are some issues that you may face with your fuel system:
- Starts roughly
- Shudders when idling
- Loses power when going uphill or towing
- Slow engine response when pressing the gas pedal
- Slow acceleration
- Servicing Your Vehicle
Avoiding Issues with Fuel System Service
One of the best ways to avoid any issues with your fuel system is to buy gas from a gas station that you trust. However, servicing your fuel system is nowhere near as expensive as replacing or repairing your existing system. So to avoid any issues give us a call or schedule and appointment to have your fuel system serviced by one of our highly experiencing auto service technicians.
You might be asking yourself, what does your service consist of, and how will it actually help? Well our full fuel system service includes an in-depth chemical cleaning of your system, which will replace any parts that have wear and tear. Some of these parts include but are not limited to your fuel pump, fuel filter, or fuel injectors. To give a frame of reference, most owner’s manuals recommend changing your fuel filter every 30,000 miles. Thankfully, fuel pumps as well as fuel injectors don’t usually need to be completely replaced unless the wear is excessive. This wear could be things like low fuel pressure, or hard starts. Or, if your injectors are worn the signs may be misfires or poor mileage.
The chemical cleaning process our highly experienced auto service technicians preform is designed to properly and thoroughly remove any deposits that have settled over time. These deposits not only reduce fuel flow, but actually put an extreme amount of stress on your vehicle’s fuel pumps, which can actually cause improper fuel flow from your fuel injectors to your engine, which can cause very serious problems.
Servicing your fuel system is very important and in many cases extend the life of your not only your fuel pump, but also your fuel injectors. So we highly recommend having the chemical cleaning process of your fuel system service every time you stop into the shop for your regular oil change, or when recommended.
Agape Auto Service prides ourselves on having the most qualified technicians to work on your vehicle while also using the top quality equipment and products. Agape Auto Services uses BG Products to protect you, your family, and your vehicle. If you’re experiencing any issues with your fuel system or engine or would just like a routine inspection of your vehicle to prevent any issues, give us a call today or click here to make an appointment.
If you’re still asking yourself “Why should I choose your shop?” Well here are a few advantages of using our business.
- Fast – same day service, always our goal.
- Honest – do only the work necessary.
- Professional – ASE Certified Master Technicians.
- On Site Owner – you can talk to.
- Priced Right – highly competitive pricing for the most respected service in town.
- Convenient – free courtesy rides.
- Extended Warranty Work – encouraged and accepted.
- 100% Customer Satisfaction – our most important goal.
- No Surprises – on your bill. All prices must be approved by you before any work is done.
- Work Done Right – the first time.