Your car’s fuel system is vital to the smooth operation of your vehicle. When you have fuel trouble, chances are that your car is not going anywhere. Fuel problems can include anything from bad gas to a clogged fuel filter … and worse. The first step in pinpointing a problem with your fuel system is to understand the basic components.
Your car has a fuel tank for storing the fuel. This is the area where you pump your gas every week. Your fuel gauge in the dashboard will tell you how much fuel you have stored.
Your car also has a fuel pump, which pumps the fuel from the tank to the motor. You can find fuel filters before and/or after the fuel pump. These filters ensure that the fuel is clean before it reaches your motor – dirty fuel can lead to many problems. [Read more…]