Why Does My Car Stall On The Highway?

A vehicle in Tennessee needs a fuel system cleaning at least once a year or 15,000 miles. Keeping the fuel filters clean is very important to guard against dirt and other contaminants in the air. The fuel system feeds the engine a mixture of air and fuel to power it. If dirt clogs the fuel filters it puts more stress on the fuel pump and you will most likely experience a decrease in engine power and fuel efficiency. The ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Jackson are going to take an in-depth look and show you why preventative maintenance is key to a healthy fuel system.

What is part of the fuel system?

The fuel system is made up of these components:

·      Fuel pump

·      Fuel injectors

·      Fuel lines

·      Fuel tank

·      Fuel pump and injection assembly

Potential Problems

When your car stalls, it’s most likely because the fuel pump is unable to consistently deliver the fuel your engine needs. This is caused by undue stress on the fuel pump by clogged air filters or the pump itself might be worn out. Other signs to look for are decreased engine performance, poor fuel economy, hard starting, rough idling and knocking sounds coming from the engine.

How To Fix It

Keep your fuel system clean. The most common problems with the fuel system arise simply because drivers don’t get it cleaned. It’s an inexpensive service and it will increase the lifespan of your car. If you haven’t had your system cleaned yet, you might see a big difference in performance after its done.

On cars that are 5 years old or older, we see a lot of worn out fuel pumps. On most cars today, it’s located inside the fuel tank. This makes it difficult to access. The pump has to pump fuel to your engine at a certain pressure. If it’s unable to perform, that’s when you have problems. If your car inconveniently decides to quit on you, the fuel pump is a good place to start.

Fuel System Maintenance and Care in Jackson, TN

Christian Brothers Automotive Jackson is your local service center. We treat our customers as we would a friendly neighbor. Our trained staff knows how to properly care for your fuel system and we back our services with the 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference warranty. Call us to schedule your complete fuel system check and see the nice difference!