When you press the gas pedal and hear your engine revving up, do you ever wonder about all the complex machinery at work to provide that much power? Your fuel system feeds the engine the energy it needs to power your vehicle. When you press on the gas pedal, you’re directly controlling the amount of fuel fed to your engine.
Maintaining the Fuel System
As technology has evolved, one of the most significant changes to vehicles has involved the fuel system. Older vehicles used to have a carburetor that provided fuel to the engine; however, due to their overall inefficiency and frequent issues, engineers developed a fuel injection system powered electrically. Updated systems are much more complex but come with far fewer problems and offer greater fuel efficiency.
The fuel filter, pump, and injectors are all part of an interconnected system that needs to be maintained. In order to keep your fuel system running, it needs to be properly cleaned and flushed of any build-up and deposits.
Follow your vehicle’s manual for scheduling fuel system maintenance and cleaning. For newer vehicles using a fuel injection system, this service should be scheduled every 60,000 miles at most unless any problems arise sooner.
Whether you have an older car still using a carburetor or a newer model with all the bells and whistles, keeping your fuel system clean is the key to fuel efficiency and engine performance.
Caring for Your Diesel System
Diesel engines come equipped with the dependability and efficiency needed to power some of the biggest trucks, service vehicles, and haul transporters. With the heavy loads, long distances, and frequent driving that most vehicles with diesel engines experience, a better fuel economy can mean huge savings and decreased emissions. Our mechanics can service your diesel fuel system, providing:
- Fuel injector, pump, and filter cleaning and replacement
- Head gasket and stud adjustment and replacement
- Combustion chamber clearing and inspection
- And more
Maintain Your Fuel System with City Auto Repair
Any clog or build-up in your fuel system can quickly lead to downstream damages in your engine, causing poor vehicle performance and costly repairs. Luckily, our mechanics are fully qualified and equipped with the knowledge, experience, and tools necessary to service your diesel or gas fuel system. Reach out to our team and book your appointment today to keep your vehicle running smoother, stronger, and longer.