Fuel System Repair & Service Experts
Something we hear quite frequently from Bountiful motorists is that their fuel efficiency is down and their car just doesn’t have the pep it used to. When that happens, one of the things we look for is clogged fuel injectors.The engine management computer tells your fuel injectors exactly when to squirt fuel into your family car engine. It is key that clean fuel injectors spray the right amount of gasoline or diesel fuel in a nice, specific spray pattern. A dirty injector can’t spray enough fuel and it comes out in an uneven, weak pattern.
Our solution to the problem is performing a complete Valvoline fuel system cleaning service. Our Valvoline Fuel System Service helps restore power and performance to your engine by using advanced detergents to fully clean the system removing deposits, grease, dirt and sludge.
The benefits of performing this service include:
- Improves lost acceleration
- Eliminates rough idling
- Eliminates hesitation
- Prolonged fuel injector life
- Prolonged engine life
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A Clean Fuel System
Hello Bountiful drivers, let’s talk about your fuel system. Your car’s fuel system encompasses everything it takes to get fuel from your tank to your engine. Starting with your fuel pump, which is located in the tank, there are the fuel lines, fuel filter, throttle assembly and fuel injectors.
When all of these parts are clean, fuel flows at it should giving you good fuel economy and strong engine performance. But when your fuel injectors, valves and fuel intake are clogged or gummed up, your family car engine doesn’t run as efficiently and performance and fuel economy suffer.
Now fuel just naturally gums stuff up over time. The government requires all fuel to have detergent in it to help clean your fuel system, but all fuel is NOT created equal. Bountiful bargain fuel may just have the minimum amount of detergent to meet governmental requirements. Using good quality fuel that may have several times the minimum amount of detergent will help keep your family car fuel system clean and put off the day when a professional Affinity Auto fuel system cleaning is needed.
If your family car has lost some of its zip, or is sputtering a bit, it could be a dirty fuel system. Your considerate Affinity Auto service specialist can check it out and tell you if it’s time for a fuel system cleaning. Hey, let the fuel flow and the good times roll.
Lets talk about fuel. Fuel, whether gasoline or diesel, is delivered to your car’s engine to be burned to generate the power needed to keep you moving. This fuel leaves a residue as it moves through your fuel system. This may not seem like much, but it can cause big problems. Gum and varnish build up inside fuel lines, your throttle body and injectors. It’s like plaque build-up in your arteries – it restricts the free flow of fuel and can even clog your family car fuel injectors.
In addition, carbon from combustion starts to accumulate on your valves, inside the combustion chamber and on your pistons. This interferes with proper mixing of fuel and air and can prevent your valves from sealing properly. This means less power, rough running family car engine and wasted fuel – and could even lead to expensive damage over time.
A fuel system cleaning in Bountiful at Affinity Auto clears out the gum and varnish from your fuel system and gets your injectors working properly, restoring power and improving fuel economy. Carbon deposits are dissolved and your family car engine starts running like new again.
In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your family car engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute.
High temperatures under your hood and variations in Davis County gas quality cause fuel injectors to be fouled with wax, dirt, water, additives and carbon. Injectors can become partially clogged, preventing them from delivering the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure.
When your car’s injectors are dirty, the fuel doesn’t burn as efficiently resulting in poor fuel economy and loss of power. So it’s important to keep your fuel injectors clean.
I’d like to give our friends in Bountiful UT a quick overview of the fuel system. It starts with the fuel pump. The fuel pump is located inside the tank and pumps fuel out to the engine. Somewhere along the way is a fuel filter whose job is to filter out dirt before it hits the engine. Then there’s the fuel intake system and the fuel injectors that deliver the fuel to be burned in the engine.
Our focus is to discuss how to make the various components of your fuel system work well and last as long as possible.
Now the best thing you can do for your fuel pump is to use good quality fuel. Top tier gas typically has fewer contaminants and more detergents to keep things clean. Using good gas, or adding a fuel system cleaner to your tank, can prolong the life of your fuel pump. Because the fuel pump lives inside your tank, it’s pretty expensive to replace, so helping it last as long as possible is a worthwhile goal.
The fuel filter catches dirt and contaminants. When it’s clogged, your engine may not be able to get enough fuel and could sputter. Many fuel filters have a bypass valve that allows unfiltered fuel past when the filter’s clogged.
A professional fuel system cleaning will keep injectors clean and working correctly. It’ll also clean deposits from the inside of the combustion chamber and off the intake valves giving you optimum performance and mileage.
Check with your Bountiful service advisor at Affinity Auto and see when he recommends you get a fuel system cleaning.
At Affinity Auto in Bountiful UT we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 801.292.1331.