FUEL SYSTEM PHOENIX
Phoenix drivers have experienced a serious rise in gas prices, and that can often lead to many of us opting for the less expensive fuels on the market. The problem that arises here is that cheaper fuel generally has a much higher level of dirt and contaminants that can clog the fuel system; repairs then become necessary in order to keep the engine healthy.
No matter where the problem arises along the fuel line, repairs help make sure that you get the most efficiency from the fuel that you do purchase, and help keep the vehicle running smoothly. One of the most important things to remember is that your fuel pump is most susceptible to problems when low quality fuel is used. Because of the contaminants in the fuel, it has to work overtime just to deliver the fuel to the engine. Forcing the fuel pump to work harder cuts down on its lifespan significantly, and fuel pump repair is resource intensive to complete.
Another important thing to remember is that your fuel filter does need to be replaced from time to time. For most vehicles today, fuel filters have a bypass valve that allows fuel into your engine even if the filter is clogged; this however is a double edged sword. Even though your vehicle is running, your engine is subjected to dirty, unfiltered fuel which contributes to build up inside the engine. Not only do you run the risk of eventually clogging your fuel injectors, but other components such as spark plugs quickly accumulate grime and lose their ability to function. Simply put, dirty engines will never run as efficiently as a well maintained, clean engine.
Because every vehicle is designed differently, it is difficult to put an average mileage on when this kind of maintenance is needed. Furthermore, driving habits, fuel use and the quality of fuel used has an impact on how often service should be conducted. Whether your vehicle is relatively new, or has seen a fair amount of life these principals apply universally; making sure that your fuel system remains clean and efficient not only saves you money at the gas pump, but can also help you avoid high repair costs in the future.
We invite you to speak to our service advisor about your fuel system. Our staff is standing by to make sure that our customers receive the information they need to keep their vehicle more fuel efficient and reliable for the road ahead. If you have any questions about increasing your fuel economy or fuel system repairs, feel free to contact us by phone, setup an appointment or just walk in the door. We will be glad to help you with whatever you need.