Many of us tend to neglect cleaning our vehicle’s fuel system, not realizing that this is actually a vital component to prolong the life of your car. A clean fuel system can improve the longevity of your vehicle, increase power and performance, improve fuel economy and drive ability.
Your fuel system consists of the gas tank, fuel filters, fuel lines, fuel pumps, injectors, and spark plugs, and a variety of sensors. When the fuel injectors get clogged, the flow of the fuel system will be restricted. As a result, your vehicle will have to use more gas and rob your vehicle of the power it needs to perform.
Fuel varnish deposits are the usual cause of a clogged fuel system. A trained mechanic will inspect the system for leaks and damage before cleaning your fuel system. First, a special cleaning additive is put into your gas tank. Then a second chemical is run through your engine using a vacuum line hooked to your fuel line.
To ensure your fuel system is in the best shape possible, we recommend you take your vehicle for a fuel system cleaning every year or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Also, if you’re noticing a significant reduction in power or gas mileage, it may be a good idea to get your fuel system checked out.