What’s the difference between fuel injection and carburetors?

What’s the difference between fuel injection and carburetors?

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, cars made today 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.

Take a quick look at this chart to see why each system is used.

Fuel Injection

Carburetor
CostsFuel injection engines are much more expensive, but the maintenance is cheaper and easier!Less expensive than a direct fuel injection engine, but much higher maintenance costs.
Fuel EconomyComputers and sensors make the fuel injection much more efficient than carburetors.Carburetors cannot adjust for different types of weather or other road conditions when delivering fuel to the engine.
EmissionsSince fuel injection is more efficient, it’s also a lot cleaner and more environmentally friendly.Carburetors are not very friendly when it comes to emitting CO2.
PerformanceFuel injection limits the amount of gas is delivered to the engine in order to stay efficient. This limits the amount of power it can give to the engine.Carburetors provide great power and performance at the cost of efficiency.

Fuel System Maintenance in Texas

It can get pretty dusty here in Texas. That’s why cars have air and fuel filters to make sure dirt and other particles in the air don’t contaminate the fuel system. The problem is, these filters will get clogged 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.

By simply cleaning the vehicle you’re increasing your car’s life span and keeping it running like new for much longer. It’s the easiest and cheapest way to take care of your car or truck.

At Christian Brothers Automotive in Schertz, TX, our customers come first. We back our services with the 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference warranty so you know your car gets the service it needs to get you from point A, to point B for as long as possible. We know your vehicle matters to you, so it matters to us. Call us today to schedule a fuel system check and see the nice difference in at our auto repair center in Schertz.