There are a lot of reasons why car owners may need a fuel injector cleaning service. The most common reason is because it’s a good alternative to replacing the entire fuel injector system. Because simply neglecting a dirty or clogged fuel injection system is not an option. It can cause a number of serious issues affecting the functionality of a vehicle.
Fuel injectors can get dirty for a number of reasons, the first one being the use of low quality fuel. These types of low grade fuels are full of impurities, which can cause a build up of carbon in the fuel injection system.
In general, a clogged or dirty fuel injector system will result in poor performance of the car itself. But there are other more specific signs. These include poor gas mileage, knocking noises, and difficulty starting. The problems can be easily resolved by a fuel injector repair. But in order to better know when you might be in need of this service, you should take the time to understand how the fuel injection system works.
The fuel injection system’s purpose is to deliver a measured mixture of oxygen and fuel into the engine. This mixture is then ignited by the spark plugs and the resulting combustion provides the power needed to drive your vehicle forward. If poor driving habits or use of low quality fuel results in a dirty fuel injector, the delivery of fuel into the combustion chamber will be affected, causing the vehicle to idle roughly or hesitate when accelerating. If this is neglected for far too long, the problem will no longer be easy to ignore. You will hear a loud knocking sound from the engine, as a result of carbon build up inside the combustion chamber.
Another result of a dirty fuel injector is that the carbon deposits can contaminate the fuel and oxygen mixture. This will drastically reduce your gas mileage and also give you a failing emissions score. All of these issues mean that car owners should get their fuel injectors cleaned at regular intervals. Most manufacturers recommend an interval of every 20 to 30 thousand miles.
Regular cleanup of the fuel injector helps prevent these problems, and will also help extend the life of your engine. It also has the benefit of improving your car’s horsepower and acceleration. There really is no good reason why you should avoid fuel injector service. It’s quite the opposite. If the fuel injectors get abused and doesn’t get any maintenance, they will get damaged past the point of no return, and you’ll have to contend with a more costly replacement. The cost of cleaning is a mere fraction of what you’d spend buying a new replacement part. So if you are experiencing some problems with your dirty fuel injectors, drop by Davies Auto Care so we can evaluate if your car will benefit from a fuel injection service or if there are problems in other areas, such as the Cathedral City suspension change. Contact us today to set an appointment.
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