fuel system service

Fuel System Service

Question:  What benefit will I get out of a fuel system cleaning?

Answer: Well, the dirtier your fuel system is, the bigger the improvement you’ll see in performance and fuel economy.  But don’t wait until your engine is running poorly, you’ve wasted hundreds of dollars in gas or maybe even damaged your fuel injectors and catalytic converter.

Look, gasoline is a petroleum-based product and will leave some residue, gum, and varnish along the way.  Some of that can find its way into your fuel injectors and interfere with their job.  The fuel injectors do just that – inject fuel into your engine.  They spray a precise amount of fuel, at a precise time, in a specific pattern, and at a precise pressure.  When they are dirty this precision just isn’t possible.  So, your engine can run rough.  Also, carbon deposits build up on valves and in the combustion chamber.  The fuel economy suffers and performance is degraded.

These poor conditions allow excess unburned fuel to pass out through the exhaust to accumulate in the catalytic converter – which can lead to it overheating and failing.

So bad fuel economy, poor engine performance, and the chance of having to replace expensive fuel injectors and catalytic converters – are all potential problems associated with a dirty fuel system.

A professional fuel system cleaning cleans out deposits, fuel injectors, and the air induction system.  You get optimal power, performance, and fuel economy and it helps avoid costly future repairs.

If you are experiencing a rough idle or unusually poor fuel economy, ask your service advisor if a professional fuel system cleaning is in order.

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