One of those little thought of jobs that can do worlds for the health of your car is fuel filter replacement. Phoenix AZ luckily has relatively competitive prices for gasoline on a national level. But regardless of this, it can still be bit too expensive to always buy the most high quality fuel. This is why it is so important to replace fuel filter at the manufacturer’s recommendation.
What a lot of drivers don’t realize is that your fuel filter can eventually affect your engines ability to run properly. With dirty fuel coursing through the engine, there are a quite a few parts of your vehicle than can suffer.
Another interesting thing about most fuel filters today is that once they have reached the point of becoming unusable, they have a bypass valve that can allow for the fuel to reach your engine and keep your car running. Even though this keeps your car functioning when you need it to, the fuel that makes it to your engine is completely unfiltered and can cause damage very quickly.
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 gasoline 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 gasoline steadily rising over the years, it becomes increasingly important to make sure that the gasoline being used in your engine is cleaned before the contaminants reach your engine.