Cars can be very contradictory. On one level, they are actually quite simple. You get behind the wheel, stick the key in, put it in drive, and you are on your way. And all you really have to worry about are two pedals. On the other hand, the inner workings of vehicles are anything but simple. If you have ever spent any amount of time looking under your car’s hood, you know exactly what this means. With so many parts and components, unless you have some mechanical expertise, it can all be very confusing. But as a car owner, there are certain things you should know about, and one important area is your fuel system.
The fuel system is comprised of the gas tank, sparkplugs, and fuel lines, filters, injectors, and pumps. Each have their own distinct job and your car will not be able to go anywhere if one is not functioning properly. This why regular maintenance, such as a fuel injection cleaning, is so important. When fuel injectors release their spray, it needs to be wide enough to create ignition. When the little nozzles get clogged, the spray is not as effective and ignition will suffer. In addition, more gas will be required to run the car and at the same time, there will be less power.
Signs You Need a Fuel Injection Cleaning
There are two big warning signs to look out for to determine if you should get a fuel injection cleaning: less power and reduced gas mileage. If you are also noticing somewhat of a hesitation when you step down on the gas pedal, that could also be a red flag you should not ignore.
The Fuel Injection Cleaning Process
This process includes three steps. First, in order to clean the gas pump, fuel lines, and injectors, cleaner will be added to the gas. Then the engine will be run for a certain amount of time. Next, another type of cleaner will be put in while the engine is still warm. This is used to get rid of dirt and carbon deposits that have built up in the combustion chambers. The last step involves a cleaning of the air intake. This will be done by hand using a third cleaner and brushes. The goal is to remove rough deposits that could have an effect on the airflow. Once all of this is done, there should be almost an immediate difference felt, especially with the car’s power.
If your car is due for an oil change, you should think about having a fuel injection cleaning done as well. All you need to do is bring your vehicle down to Xpress Lube. No matter how old your car is, our expert technicians will make sure your fuel system is as clean as the day it came off the assembly line. To bring more power and efficiency back to your car, you can count on Xpress Lube.