You always want your engine to perform its best, and the fuel system is a very important part of it. You need clean fuel getting to your engine so that it can burn efficiently. If the lines are clogged or dirty, or the fuel filter is in need of replacement, you will lose power and fuel efficiency.
Simard Automotive in Fairbanks can provide a complete fuel system service to ensure that your fuel system is working properly. It involves a thorough cleaning of key fuel system components such as the fuel lines, fuel injector, intake valve and combustion chambers. We use special cleaning solutions and techniques to produce the best possible results. We will also inspect the fuel filter and replace it if needed.
How do you know when you are due for a fuel system service? Here are a few signs you can look for:
1. Vehicle Doesn’t Start Smoothly
If you are trying to start your car and the engine isn’t firing up right away (or at all), it could be a fuel system issue with gas not getting efficiently to the engine. It could also be a battery, alternator or wiring issue—or a problem within the engine itself—so it’s worth getting this problem checked out by a professional mechanic like Simard Automotive.
2. Reduced Fuel Economy
If you notice that your fuel economy isn’t what you expect it to be, it might be the fuel system. The fuel could be dirty or the lines could be clogged. Either way, the engine won’t run efficiently. It could also be an exhaust system issue or something else causing a decrease in MPG.
3. Car is Idling Roughly
When the fuel isn’t flowing correctly, you may notice that the car will idle rather roughly when you are at a stop or while you are waiting for the engine to warm up.
4. Poor Acceleration
Another common sign of a fuel intake problem is when the vehicle struggles to accelerate or feels unusually sluggish while driving. This could also be a transmission concern worth getting looked at by an automotive repair expert.
If you experience any of these problems, bring your vehicle into Simard Automotive for a complete fuel system service and a thorough inspection to make sure it’s not something else wrong with the car. Whatever maintenance services or repairs you need, our knowledgeable automotive technicians and service advisors are here to help.
Call Simard Automotive today at (855) 690-0889 (Aeronca Avenue shop) or (855) 639-5001 (Gaffney Road shop). Or, schedule your service appointment online.