Maintaining our vehicles properly is the only way to ensure peak engine performance and good fuel economy. Having a fuel injection cleaning service is sometimes overlooked but it is an important part of maintaining your car’s engine.
The fuel injector is a small engine part that injects fuel where it needs to go, at a rate that is best suited for your car. When it’s in perfect condition, the fuel injector filters out debris that is not good for the engine and also allows the filtered fuel to be used by the engine correctly. When fuel injectors are dirty, they can’t deliver the correct spray required for your car’s combustion, so your fuel economy and engine performance will suffer. Fuel injectors get dirty over time because some chemicals in the gasoline don’t evaporate or get washed away and they leave deposits on the injectors. These deposits build up and if they aren’t removed they will clog the injectors. If your car is misfiring or idles rough, it could be a sign it might need a fuel injection cleaning.
There are different ways of cleaning fuel injectors. One is to add a fuel injector cleaner to a tank of gas every once in awhile to clean them. Another way is to have the fuel injector removed, cleaned and serviced professionally. This is the better method because as well as cleaning, you can also have repair work done on the injector if it’s needed. It’s important to have your fuel injectors serviced once a year. When you use an in-tank method of cleaning your injector you are unable to see the condition of the filters, O-rings and other parts of the injector. All these parts wear out eventually and can cause problems if not replaced. Also only using the in-tank method can damage parts of the injectors. When you have a professional fuel injection cleaning service, your mechanic checks the filters, O-rings and other parts to see if they need to be replaced and then replace them if needed. Though this method may be more expensive and time consuming, it is usually the best cleaning process.
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