THE BRAKE SHOP: FUEL INJECTOR REPLACEMENT
Whether you drive a performance vehicle, or a regular passenger car, it is eventually going to need a fuel injector service. MesaArizona is famous for its heat, and an interesting fact about ambient temperature and fuel means that our gas stations don’t work nearly as hard to deliver quality gasoline. This means that Arizona drivers need to be watchful for fuel injector problems, and move quickly to make sure they are resolved.
Fuel injector service is much cheaper than replacing them altogether, and with a good maintenance plan, you can avoid serious problems with your fuel injectors. Avoiding fuel injector replacement is great because of the outrageous costs that some of them carry. It is for this reason that we have taken the time to put together a little information about why they fail, and how you can avoid it.
Won’t start shortly after top off – this is a sign of serious contamination of fuel. If your fuel injectors were already having minor problems, bad fuel can push them over the edge and render them useless until maintenance occurs. If you experience sudden trouble starting your vehicle, think back about when the last time you fueled up, and let us know, it may help us get to the root of the problem much faster.
Check engine light – this is from an engine misfire which can be caused by clogged up fuel injectors. As fuel injectors become clogged, it is much harder for the fuel to ignite. A good cleaning will banish this problem.
Of course, regular Oil changes and Filter replacements have an impact of the health of your fuel injectors. Make sure that these things are done on schedule and you can expect that your fuel injectors will have a longer, healthier life. In addition to this, using higher octane fuel can help keep your fuel injectors in better condition because the fuel combusts more easily.
Another little known tip for keeping your fuel injectors working properly is avoiding short trips as often as possible. Short trips have a tendency to gunk up the fuel injectors faster, so combining errands whenever it makes sense is a great way to make sure that build up occurs less quickly.
Of course, there is always the option of using a fuel additive from time time, just be sure to ask one of our technicians about which ones you should use. When it comes to fuel additives, not all products are created equal, and we are more than happy to share our expert knowledge on which ones work, and which ones wreak havoc on your engine.
We know that fuel injectors are a vehicle component which not many drivers are completely familiar with, and we invite you to ask questions about the specifics of your vehicle. We are more than happy to help with whatever questions or concerns you may have.