Are You in Need of a Fuel System Service?Posted on: 09, January, 2019
When it comes to the performance of your vehicle's engine, the fuel system plays a vital role. It controls the flow of gasoline (or diesel) from the gas tank to the engine, while at the same time filtering out harmful dirt and debris that can hinder internal combustion.
If the fuel system isn't flowing properly or the fuel filter is old and dirty, you will notice a decrease in engine performance. If it is not addressed, it can potentially lead to even more significant engine damage over time.
Fuel System Service at Fox Run Auto
A fuel system service at Fox Run Auto will involve a thorough inspection and cleaning of the key components within your vehicle's fuel system. This will include replacing the fuel filter, cleaning the fuel lines and inspecting the fuel injector, intake valve and combustion chambers. Specialized cleaning solutions and techniques are utilized to flush the system and help eliminate clogs, dirt and debris that may affect your engine.
5 Signs of Fuel System Problems
It's important to recognize certain signs of poor engine performance that may let you know it's time for a fuel system service. Here are 5 common symptoms you can look for:
1. Check Engine Light
The check engine light can come on for any number of reasons, so it's best to get your vehicle inspected and diagnostically tested by a professional mechanic who can identify the source of the problem. It could be related to the fuel system or something else worth addressing.
2. Decreased Fuel Economy
It should come as no surprise that your car's fuel economy is directly affected by the performance of its fuel system. If you notice a significant drop in your mileage, you may be due for a fuel system service. You may also want to have your exhaust system checked out.
3. Vehicle Taking Too Long to Start
If your engine isn't firing up or it takes awhile to get the vehicle started in the morning, it could be the sign of a fuel system problem.
4. Poor Acceleration
If your vehicle feel sluggish while you are driving and isn't accelerating as it normally does, then it's a good idea to get your fuel system inspected. There may be a clog, a leak, dirt or some other factor that is preventing the proper amount of clean fuel to get into the engine.
5. The Car Rumbles When Idling
If you are at a stop and your car is rumbling or vibrating while the engine is idling, that's often a telltale sign of fuel system and/or air intake problems. It usually means the right ratio of air and fuel isn't getting into the engine and it is struggling to stay running.
If you notice any of these signs or any other unusual performance issues with your vehicle, bring it to Fox Run Auto in Bear, DE for a proper inspection and diagnostic testing. If a fuel system service is in order, we'll let you know exactly what needs to be done and provide you with a fair and accurate price estimate before any work is authorized.
Call Fox Run Auto today at (302) 597-9205 or schedule your service appointment online.