The pros and cons between these two systems have long been debated. Each is unique and comes with it’s own set of advantages. However, modern cars and trucks come with fuel injection engines. This is a trend that started in the late 1970’s when the U.S. government passed regulations on emissions. While most vehicles on the road use direct fuel injection engines, some older cars still operate with a carburetor-centric system.
The differences between a direct fuel injection engine and a carburetor
First, a few differences between the two systems.
The cost difference:
- Fuel injection engines are more expensive
- Maintenance on fuel injection is cheaper and easier
- Carburetors are less expensive
- Carburetors have higher maintenance costs
Difference in fuel economy:
- Fuel injection is more accurate due to computers and sensors
- Carburetors cannot adjust to weather and road variations
- Fuel injection is more efficient, cleaner and more environmentally friendly
- Carburetors emit a high volume of carbon dioxide
The performance difference:
- Fuel injection provides the exact amount of fuel needed
- Direct fuel injection has lower performance but higher efficiency
- Carburetors have high power and performance at the expense of efficiency
Fuel System Maintenance in Florida
Florida roads can get pretty muggy. Fortunately, cars have air and fuel filters to make sure bugs, dust and other particles in the air don’t contaminate the fuel system. However, these filters will clog over time. When air and fuel cannot easily move through the filters, it puts more stress on the system. That’s why changing the filters and complete fuel system cleanings are so important.
Simply cleaning the vehicle will increase your car’s life span. It’s the easiest and cheapest way to take care of your car or truck. We know your vehicle matters to you, so it matters to us. Call Christian Brothers Automotive in Clermont, Florida to schedule a fuel system check today. Have your fuel system cleaned, and see the nice difference!