Is your car having trouble starting? Even with the key in the ignition, the starter spinning and the sparks flying, does your car just refuse to turn on?
In this situation, your car refusing to start is very likely related to your fuel system.
What is part of the fuel system?
The fuel system is made up of the following components:
- Fuel tank
- Fuel pump and injection assembly
- Fuel pump
- Fuel injectors
- Fuel lines
What can go wrong with the fuel system?
Problems with the engine performance and decreasing fuel economy are serious signs that something is wrong with the fuel system. However, there are other warning signs to tip you off that the system needs some care.
Call our car repair shop in San Antonio if you ever discover one of the following:
- Hard starting
- Rough idling
- Knocking sounds
Stop by our local Alamo Heights repair shop before the problem with your fuel system gets worse.
How do I fix the fuel system?
If your car is at least 5 years old, the problem could be the fuel pump. The fuel pump’s location inside the gas tank makes it tricky to look at and repair. If your car one day decides to not start, the fuel pump is a likely culprit.
The fuel pump’s job is to pump gas from your tank at a certain pressure. If it can’t maintain the right pressure, or isn’t pumping enough gas, then you’ll start to have problems.
Fuel system maintenance and care in San Antonio, TX
Our specialists also recommend a full cleaning about once a year, or every 15,000 miles. If you’re bringing your car in for service at regular intervals, be sure to request a fuel filter replacement from our ASE-certified technicians.
Our location in Alamo Heights is more than your run-of-the-mill car repair shop. We’re a full-service automotive service center with a highly trained staff. To schedule fuel system maintenance or an inspection, call Christian Brothers Automotive Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas today.