Dedicated Service from Skilled Auto Repair Experts
We all know that a car needs fuel to run. But did you know that proper
service and maintenance can make a car more fuel efficient? Cleaning the
fuel system regularly can remove engine deposits, clean cylinders, ensure
that moving parts are free of debris, and help the exhaust system and
catalytic converter last longer.
If you don’t remember when your car’s fuel system was last
cleaned, we invite you to contact us at
Christian Brothers Automotive today. Our experienced professionals use the latest methods and technologies
to diagnose and repair our customers’ vehicles and are committed
to making them feel informed and confident about their auto service.
Don’t wait for your fuel system problem to turn into a headache.
Contact Christian Brothers Automotive today.
Fuel System Treatment and Maintenance
The right fuel system cleaning can do wonders for your vehicle’s
performance. Dirty fuel systems lead to sluggish cars, dirty spark plugs,
and low fuel mileage. Christian Brothers Automotive provides a fuel system
checkup for a more fuel-efficient vehicle.
Injectors spray fuel through a nozzle into the combustion chamber. Ideally,
they spray a fine, cone-shaped mist. But deposits and wear can cause them
to spray inefficient streams of fuel into the chamber. These streams burn
poorly and can cause hesitation and other performance problems. Fuel injection
cleaning involves removing deposits from the injectors and fuel lines,
and adding a clean fuel filter to the vehicle.
Dirty fuel and inefficient fuel systems also can lead to more expensive
repairs. One of the major causes of premature catalytic converter failure
is improper fuel burning. A new catalytic converter can cost thousands.
But a bit of preventative maintenance can help you avoid these kinds of
costly repairs and system replacements.
FAQ About Fuel Systems
The qualified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive answer a few
fuel system questions we hear a lot at our auto repair centers.
Why is my engine making bucking sounds when I drive?
The fuel system is a good place to investigate first whenever your engine
starts to give you problems. The two most common issues we see are clogged
fuel filters and damaged fuel pumps. Both of these will harm your engine
if not taken care of promptly.
What are fuel filters?
Fuel injectors are easily clogged due to their small openings. They are
susceptible to the dirt particles that your car drives through on the
road. It’s important that the fuel remains clean and free of dirt
so that it can be easily sent to the engine. The fuel filters ensure the
fuel is protected from dirt. Typically, filters are made from a paper
material that is thrown away and replaced when it becomes too dirty or
worn out. Sometimes, cars will have filters that use a mesh material.
These can be washed and then put back in the vehicle.
How do fuel filters affect the fuel pump?
Clogged fuel filters make it hard for the fuel pump to deliver gas to the
engine. If the filter is blocked with dirt, the pump has to work a lot
harder to pump the fuel. This will cause it to wear out and unable to perform.