A car’s fuel system is responsible for delivering fuel and air to the engine as required. It provides the air-fuel mixture according to the load and speed of the engine. Over time, your fuel system may get clogged up and dirty, thus making your car less efficient. Therefore, it is important to get it cleaned. The cost of the fuel system cleaning can vary depending on the type of cleaning you require, type of car you have, and how dirty your fuel system is.
Fuel System Components
A fuel system consists of these components:
- Fuel Pressure Regulator
- Fuel Tank
- Fuel Injectors
- Fuel Pump
- Fuel Rail
- Fuel Pump Pre-Filter
- Fuel Lines
- Fuel Filter
These components build up deposits of carbon and other dirt and debris the longer you drive. When the engine is running, combustion takes place and the fuel tank will collect impurities and debris, which can stick to the insides of the fuel system and dirty the fuel. A dirty fuel system will make the overall performance of your car less efficient.
Even though the regular filter and pre-filter collect the debris and dirt, the smallest impurities can be settled in your fuel tank through the bends and twists in the fuel rail and fuel lines. On the other hand, the large impurities will block the tiny openings of the fuel pressure regulator and fuel injectors.
Change the regular fuel filter of your car every 30,000 miles or 2 years to ensure the cleanliness of your fuel system. You can change the fuel pump pre-filter when changing the fuel filter or as recommended in your user manual.
A fuel system cleaning is recommended every year or especially if you are having trouble starting the engine or experiencing rough idling, excessive engine smoke, less fuel economy or fuel odors. A clean fuel system is less prone to mechanical issues and will provide better mileage and efficiency. The lifetime of your engine and vehicle is enhanced with a clean fuel system.
Contact us today if you want to get your fuel system cleaned by an expert at an affordable cost to enjoy a smooth ride. You can choose a chemical or mechanical cleaning depending on your requirements.