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The price of gasoline rose sharply this year, and we are all looking for a way to save money on the road! Planning a road trip got a whole lot more expensive, so this is the perfect time to pay attention to the issues concerning our fuel system. Like us, our vehicle's fuel system runs more efficiently if it is clean and feeling fine!
But what exactly is a fuel system, and how do I know when I need to service it? These are good questions, so we put together a short explanation of what it is and what you want to be aware of!
What's in my Fuel System?
Your fuel system consists of many parts that work in concert together to produce an efficient fuel burn. You have your fuel injectors that take gasoline from your gas tank and inject it into your engine. Keeping your injectors clean and functioning properly is critical in an efficient fuel system. Beyond that, you have your filter, fuel tank, pump, and carburetor.
How Often Should I Be Cleaning My Fuel System?
Well, it really depends on the vehicle you own and the system design that it has! You can find the manufacturer recommendation in your vehicle's owner's manual, or you can call your trusted Auto Repair Center! Concerning your fuel filter, it is generally recommended that you change it every 20,000-30,000 miles; to keep your system burning efficiently. A faulty filter or excess contaminates in your gasoline might require a fuel flush. Generally speaking, if you think your vehicle is running out of gas faster than it did before, it is probably time to get your fuel system cleaned.
How Can I Avoid Problems In The Future?
Make sure you get your gasoline from a trusted source that guarantees clean and reliable fuel. Beyond that, contact an Auto Repair Center that you trust and rely on them to help you keep your vehicle pumping perfectly!
Servicing your fuel system can help keep your maintenance costs low. So, before you hit the road this Fall, make sure you've serviced your vehicle's fuel system.
In addition, we have something else to share! During the month of October, we will be donating proceeds from every service and repair towards breast cancer. Whether you need something as simple as a wiper blade, or as complex as diagnostics on your vehicle, we have you covered. And an added bonus you'll be helping us to raise money in the fight against breast cancer.
Make a difference in the battle against cancer with us during the month of October by requesting an appointment online or give us a call!
Contact us at D&E Auto Repair in Chico, CA, and we can examine your fuel system for you! As a business, we put community first; our team is like a family, and we want to help you save money any way we can! Schedule an appointment with us today, and together we will get your car burning clean again!