What benefit will I get out of a fuel system cleaning?
The Auto Guys Answer:
Well, the dirtier your fuel system is, the bigger the improvement you’ll see in performance and fuel economy. But it’s vital not to wait until your engine is running poorly, you’ve wasted hundreds of dollars in fuel or maybe even damaged your fuel injectors and catalytic converter.
Look, fuel (petrol) is a petroleum-based product and will leave some residue, gum and varnish along the way. Some of that can find its way into your fuel injectors and interfere with their vital job. The fuel injectors do just that – inject fuel into your vehicle engine. They spray a precise amount of fuel, at a precise time, in a precise pattern, at a precise pressure. When they are dirty this vital precision just isn’t possible. So your vehicle engine can run rough. Also carbon deposits build up on valves and in the combustion chamber. Fuel economy suffers and performance is degraded.
These harmful conditions allow excess unburned fuel to pass out through the exhaust to accumulate in the catalytic converter – which can lead to it overheating and failing for St. Thomas drivers. So bad fuel economy, poor engine performance and the chance of having to replace pricey fuel injectors and catalytic converters, are all potential problems for St. Thomas drivers with dirty vehicle fuel systems.
A professional fuel system cleaning in St. Thomas cleans out deposits, fuel injectors and the air induction system. St. Thomas drivers get optimal power, performance and fuel economy and it helps avoid pricey future repairs.
Now I said professional fuel system cleaning: this isn’t just pouring a bottle in the fuel tank. Cleaner is added into the fuel system with a special tool attached to a vacuum source and there is some manual scrubbing of the throttle body and air induction system. If you are experiencing a rough idle or unusually poor fuel economy, ask your The Auto Guys service advisor if a professional fuel system cleaning at The Auto Guys in St. Thomas is in order.
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The Auto Guys
135 South Edgeware Rd.
St. Thomas, ON N5P 4C4