Over time, deposits build up on intake valves, injectors, ports, fuel injectors and combustion chambers within your vehicle. These build-ups can cause loss of power, shaky idling, hesitation, hard starting, misfire, pinging and knocking noises and, perhaps worst of all, poor fuel efficiency .
Our team of experts uses specialized fuel system and air induction cleaners and conditioners to clean your vehicle’s fuel injectors, throttle body, intake valves, ports and air intake. These cleaners and conditioners remove harmful combustion chamber deposits from all these components, allowing your engine to run more smoothly. By cleaning the induction system thoroughly with specialized equipment and conditioners and cleaners, our team can make your vehicle run more efficiently.
The quality of the fuel you put into your vehicle can vary greatly. When the fuel is of poor quality, it can cause deposit buildup. Modern vehicles—especially those with fuel direct injection—are particularly sensitive to deposits that build up in fuel injectors, intake valves and ports. Using specialized equipment, our technicians will quickly and effectively clean the intake manifold, ports, intake valves and combustion chamber and install injector cleaning additives in your vehicle’s tank. This service will restore lost power and performance and will reduce harmful exhaust emissions.
There are many reasons to consider fuel injector cleaning for your vehicle; the number one reason being a possible alternative to replacing the entire system. A clogged or dirty fuel injection system can cause a number of issues and affect the drivability of your vehicle. Fuel injectors become dirty though the continued use of low grade fuels; this causes a buildup of carbon in your fuel injection system and eventually results in poor performance from the fuel injectors.
Poor mileage, knocking noises and hard starting are just a few of the issues that can be resolved by a fuel injector repair. The best way to understand why these issues occur is to gain a better understanding of your fuel injection system and how it works.
Fuel injection works by delivering a metered mixture of fuel and oxygen into your engine, when the spark plugs activate, this mixture combusts and provides the power to drive your vehicle forward. If the fuel injectors become dirty over time, from certain driving habits or from poor fuel quality, this process can be impeded by not allowing enough fuel into the combustion chamber. This will cause your vehicle to experience rough idling or hesitation when accelerating. In extreme cases, the buildup of carbon on your fuel injectors and inside the combustion chamber can cause a hard knocking sound from your engine.
Furthermore, these carbon deposits can offset the mixture of fuel and oxygen that makes it into your engine and cause poor gas mileage and contribute to a failing emissions score. With these things in mind, it can be extremely prudent to have your fuel injectors cleaned at the recommended interval of every 20 to 30 thousand km's.
Cleaning your fuel injectors can solve all of these problems and extend the life of your engine. This process can also increase your vehicles horsepower and acceleration speed.
If the fuel injectors are subjected to long term abuse without service, they can be damaged to the point of failure and they must be replaced. The cost of the injectors alone can be quite high compared to the price of a cleaning. If you are experiencing some side effects of clogged or dirty fuel injectors, swing by our shop and we will evaluate if your vehicle would benefit from a fuel injection service. Our ASE certified mechanics will never suggest a procedure that your vehicle doesn’t need and we excel at discovering the underlying issues that cause vehicle problems.
Feel free to contact us, and we will discuss what a fuel injection service can do for your vehicle. We look forward to hearing from you.
Here are some symptoms that your fuel filter may need replacement:
- Engine Hesitation – A dirty fuel filter can cause your engine to has reduced engine response time. This is because the fuel filter is not allowing the proper level of fuel to get to the engine itself.
- Rough engine idle – a rough engine idle can be caused by bad mixtures of fuel being delivered to your engine on an intermittent basis. In these cases, your engine is sometimes being choked of the fuel it requires to idle properly.
- Engine Stalling – Much like the other side effects of needing a fuel filter replacement, a stalling engine can come from a lack of fuel to the engine itself. If allowed to continue, this can eventually lead to your car not starting at all.
Because of the contaminants often found in lower quality fuels of today, it is extremely important to make sure that your fuel filter is capable of removing the contaminants that can harm your engine at the basic level. Here are two examples of the collateral damage of neglecting the fuel filter.
Dirty Fuel injectors – The fuel injectors in your vehicle need to remain clean. If the fuel injector is not able to create a fine mist of fuel and air, then your fuel economy will actually degrade.
Dirty Intake valves – Dirty intake valves can contribute to build up in the combustion chamber and can cause engine knocking. Furthermore, dirty intake valves can also affect your fuel economy.
As professional mechanics, our job is to solve the underlying issue behind the side effects. Bringing your vehicle back to factory specifications is our specialty. The truth about your car is that through preventative maintenance and regular service, you can make your vehicle last well into the future. We urge you to contact us if you have any questions about what can be done for your car. Or feel free to check out our specials for money saving deals that you can take advantage of. With the price of high grade fuels steadily rising over the years, it becomes increasingly important to make sure that the fuel being used in your engine is cleaned before the contaminants reach your engine.