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Fuel Injection Service: Why It’s Important for Your Car

Caring for your car is part of responsible car ownership and keeping up with regular maintenance can help save you money in the long run. There are many things you can do to keep your car functioning properly and to help extend its life. Aside from regular car maintenance, a fuel injection service could be beneficial.

car mechanic performing a fuel injection service

Fuel Injection Service Explained

Every car engine has a fuel system that is comprised of a fuel filter, a pump, and injectors. During a fuel injection service, your mechanic will typically inspect all connections, the fuel and vacuum lines, the fuel rail, and the pressure regulator. They will then clean the fuel injectors and throttle body air intake. Afterward, they'll pressure test the fuel pump and system and then decarbonize other parts of the system like the exhaust valves. When all is said and done, they will run exhaust emissions test to make sure the system is working properly again.

Why You Need It

As you drive your car, environmental wear and tear like dirt, carbon, and varnish can build up in your fuel system. This can damage part or all of your system, which can then lead to possible damage to other parts of your engine.

The Benefits Go Beyond Your Car

Getting your fuel injection system serviced helps more than just your car. While it does help cut back on gas usage and extend the life of your vehicle, it can also prevent your warranty from being voided. Fuel injection service can save you money in the long run, reduce the number of breakdowns your car experiences, and increase the safety of your vehicle for you and others on the road. But perhaps one of the best, most welcomed benefits is that it is helpful to the environment by reducing or eliminating air pollution.

When to Get a Fuel Injection Service

You'll want to look at your user manual, as each car is different, but it is usually recommended that you get your fuel system serviced about every 25,000 miles. But, if your vehicle is experiencing any of the following, you'll want to see your mechanic sooner.

  • Poor performance overall
  • A rough idle or lurching
  • Repeated stalling
  • Poor acceleration
  • Engine pinging
  • Poor fuel mileage

If you're in need of a fuel injection service or any other maintenance, Custom Complete Automotive is here to help. With over 40 years of experience, we know what it takes to get your car back to prime condition and out on the road again. Contact us today for friendly, reliable service!

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Eric Riddles

Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.

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