The car may not start (if the spark plugs are not working)
If you are experiencing any of these problems when driving or starting your car, then you may want to take your car to a car repair shop that does fuel system service and have your fuel system checked out and your fuel system cleaned.
Cleaning the Fuel System
When the repair shop cleans your fuel system, they usually use a three step process. First they clean the gas pump, fuel lines and injectors by adding cleaner to your gas tank and running the engine for a while. As the gas circulates through your fuel system the cleaner removes all debris that could be clogging the fuel lines or injectors.
During the second step of the process a second cleaner is added to the warm engine to remove carbon deposits and other gunk form the combustion chambers. Once the second step is completed the air intake is hand cleaned removing any dirt deposits.
If necessary the shop may also change your oil and or air filter (at additional cost) to ensure that everything is running smoothly. At your request they may also test your spark plugs to ensure that they are firing properly and change any spark plugs that are not up to par.
Oftentimes you can actually delay the cleaning of your fuel system by using a fuel cleaner made to put in your gas tank periodically. This will help to prevent fuel varnish from building up and clogging your fuel system.
Normally after a fuel system has been cleaned car owners find that their car performs more efficiently while getting better gas mileage.
Keep in mind, that while having your car's fuel system serviced may cost you a bit of money upfront, it can actually save a good deal of money in the long run in saved fuel costs alone.
Give us a call at 253-627-0252 to see if we can help you with the maintenance of your vehicle, or fill out the simple query form below.