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Servicing Your Vehicle’s Fuel System – Why It’s Important

Servicing Your Vehicle’s Fuel System - Why It’s Important

Servicing Your Vehicle’s Fuel System – Why It’s Important

Taking your vehicle into the shop can really be a hassle. You go in expecting a usual check-up and for everything to be fine but are handed a long list of things that are broken, need to be replaced, or are upcoming maintenance items from one of the technicians. You might be one of the people who will out your wallet and fix or do whatever needs to be fixed or done right away, you could be one of the people who will take it home to ponder the costs and benefits, or you could even be one of the people who toss it in the passenger floor board never to be read again.


The problem with this is that it can be extremely difficult to really see which items need immediate attention to properly keep you safe. It can also be extremely difficult to really understand what needs to be done, and why, especially with such short notice that something is wrong with your vehicle. However, it is extremely important that you follow the recommendations given to you to make sure that your vehicle properly works, and not only keeps you, your friends, and family safe, but others driving around you safe as well. 


One of the most common maintenance recommendations that a technician will give you is a fuel system service. Many auto service companies recommend that you read your owner’s manual form your manufacturer, however, if you do decide to look there, you most likely won’t find a recommended time for servicing your fuel system. With that being said, you don’t have a free pass to not service your fuel system, if anything, you have to be extremely educated about when the right time for you to service your fuel system. 


Thankfully, today’s more modern vehicle’s fuel systems aren’t nearly as complex or complicated as older carbureted systems, however, it definitely does still need to be cleaned on occasion. To really understand the need of cleaning, let’s put it in a numerical value. Fuel is a necessity for your vehicle, and a lot of fuel has many impurities in it. Depending on the make, model, and age of your vehicle, combined with the mileage you get, you might have already put over 10,000 gallons in it. That’s a lot of impurities in your vehicle, even if the fuel you get is pretty much free of impurities, deposits will still build up in your vehicle over time. 


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.