If you’ve turned the key in the ignition, heard the starter spinning and seen the sparks flying, but still the car doesn’t turn on, what could be the problem?
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?
If you’ve experienced decreased engine performance and low fuel economy, these are serious signs that something is wrong with your fuel system. However, there are other warning signs to tip you off that the system needs some care.
Call our car repair shop in Buda if you ever discover one of the following:
- Hard starting
- Rough idling
- Knocking sounds
Stop by our local Buda and Kyle repair shop before the problem with your fuel system gets worse.
How do I fix the fuel system?
The fuel pump is responsible for pumping gas from your tank at a certain pressure. If it’s unable to maintain the right pressure, or isn’t pumping enough gas, then you’ll start to have problems.
A worn out fuel pump is another problem we see on cars that are at least 5 years old. 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.
Fuel system maintenance and care in Buda and Kyle, TX
Make sure to regularly request a fuel filter replacement from our ASE-certified technicians. Our specialists also recommend a full cleaning about once a year, or every 15,000 miles.
Our loyal customers can attest to the fact that we’re more than your run-of-the-mill auto repair shop. We’re a full-service automotive center with a highly trained staff. To schedule fuel system maintenance or an inspection, call Christian Brothers Automotive in Buda, Texas today.