Mikes Auto Repair is pleased to provide fuel injector service in Phoenix AZ. 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 gas 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 miles.
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.