Is your car sometimes hard to start on an early cold morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your car’s fuel system starts with the air filter and ends at the top of your engine. Over time, different parts of the system get dirty, which robs you of performance and hurts your gas mileage.
There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. Fortunately, a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your service center can help you know what’s scheduled to be taken care of. Though many of us don’t look forward to going in for an oil change and other routine maintenance, automotive maintenance is all about prevention and addressing small problems before they get big. Let’s take the fuel filter, for example.
When cars get older, they accumulate a lot of dirt and rust in their gas tanks. If that dirt gets into the engine it can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage. Your fuel filter is a very inexpensive part that doesn’t cost too much to replace. And your car will run better too!
A clogged fuel filter can’t let enough fuel through. You might notice at first that your car is running fine around town but struggles or sputters on the freeway or when you accelerate. Enough fuel can’t get through to meet the demands of higher speed. If it gets bad enough your engine might shut off or not start at all, which could be dangerous.
Some fuel filters have a bypass. When they get clogged, they allow dirty fuel to move around the filter element, so dirt ends up in the engine. We’ve already talked about how expensive that can be. The fuel filter is even very important for newer cars. The fuel is still dirty even if there isn’t rust in the tank. The fuel filter will need to be changed more frequently as the vehicle gets older.
Most drivers have fuel injectors rather than a carburetor. Fuel injection systems have fewer problems and require less adjustment. But they still need to be properly maintained. This is why your owner’s manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other key parts of your fuel system. Some motorists are interested in buying fuel system cleaners that they can pour into your gas tank. You can do that (and there are lots of great products available that can help maintain an already clean fuel system), but these products cannot do a major cleaning. For that, you need to see All Pro Servicenter. All Pro Servicenter has the professional tools and chemicals to really do a complete service.
Our expert car technicians use a process that gives your car a deep, professional fuel system cleaning. Particles, gum, and varnish all need to be removed from your fuel system to get those injectors running cleanly and efficiently. After a professional fuel system cleaning, you’ll notice more power, better gas mileage, and reduced exhaust emissions. This cleaning also helps prevent rust and corrosion in your fuel system and lubricate essential engine parts!
Fuel system cleaning is one of those essential recommended service items that help keep your car running strong. As with all maintenance, it can help avoid costly repairs that often result from not taking the right preventive steps. Car owners will notice the difference in how well their car runs.
An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure for car owners. It’s good to know that your service center has your back. When you maintain your vehicle’s performance and reduce operating costs, you’ll appreciate the importance of routine car maintenance.
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Fuel system cleaning products don’t clean your fuel tank nearly as well as professional cleaning. Professional cleaning cleans deeper and produces better results.
The best way to clean fuel injectors is to get them professionally cleaned during your routine car maintenance at a professional car service center.
The best way to get better gas mileage is to keep up with your routine car maintenance! Fuel tank cleaning, oil changes, and more keep your car in the best shape possible.