Hello drivers, today we’re going to talk about your fuel system. The fuel system on your vehicle encompasses everything that it takes to get the fuel from your tank to your engine. It starts with your fuel pump, which is located in the tank, then there are fuel lines, a fuel filter, a throttle assembly and fuel injectors. When all of these parts in the fuel system are clean, fuel flows as it should and gives you a good and strong engine performance. But when your fuel injectors, valves and fuel intake are clogged or gummed up, your engine doesn’t run as efficiently and its performance will suffer.
The fuel in our vehicles just naturally gums things up over time. The government requires all fuel to have detergent in it to help clean the fuel system, but not all fuel is created equal. Bargain fuel may just have the minimal amount of detergent to meet the government standards, so using a good quality fuel that may have several times the minimum amount of detergent will help you have a clean fuel system in your vehicle.
Sometimes, even if you’re using a quality fuel, your fuel system can still get too dirty and you’ll need a professional fuel system cleaning. If your vehicle has lost some of its zip, or is sputtering a bit, it could be because of a dirty fuel system. Your helpful and knowledgeable Express Car Care adviser can check it out and tell you if it’s time for a fuel system cleaning.
Give us a call if you have any questions.