Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your pickup into Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission for a check up.
1005 Irving Park Rd
Hanover Park, IL 60133
In today's Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission auto post,we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. Hanover Park drivers need fuel to go, and the cleaner the fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better gas mileage.
A clean fuel system saves money for Hanover Park car owners at IL gas stations. We guess you could say, it all starts and ends at the pump. One of the most important things Hanover Park auto owners can do to keep their pickup fuel system clean is to buy good quality gas. Major brands have detergents that keep gum and varnish from rapidly building up in the fuel system.
So buying cheaper gas in IL can actually be more costly for Hanover Park car owners in the long run. Now, most cars on IL freeways are more than five or six years old. That means they've had time for some dirt and rust to start accumulating in the fuel tank. This junk needs to be filtered out of the fuel before it hits your pickup engine. That's the fuel filter's job.
When the fuel filter is clogged, the dirty fuel will bypass the filter and go on up to the engine where it can clog fuel injectors and get into the cylinders. That could be harmful. So Hanover Park motorists should have their fuel filter changed when recommended. Check your owner's manual or ask your understanding Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission technician if your fuel filter is due for replacement.
The fuel then goes up into the throttle body. This is another area where varnish and gum can accumulate. A professional fuel system cleaning at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission in Hanover Park will use a combination of special cleaning chemicals and old fashioned swabbing to clean out the throttle body. Now, the fuel injectors are the last stop in the fuel delivery system.
It's important for Hanover Park drivers to keep those fuel injectors clean. The fuel injectors need to deliver a precise amount of fuel, at exactly the right time, in a particular spray pattern. They just can't do that if they're dirty. Dirty fuel injectors really rob power and hurt fuel economy.
It is important for the fuel system proper, but there are a couple other things that will help keep your pickup engine clean as well. Of course, air is mixed with the fuel before it's burned. Dirty air means dirt gets into your engine, so you need to replace your engine air filter when it's dirty.
The PCV value routes unburned fuel that escapes into the lower engine back up into the intake system to be burned. A sticky PCV valve needs to be replaced at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission to make sure that system is working properly for Hanover Park car owners and the breather filter needs to be replaced if it's dirty as well.
Do all these things and your pickup engine's air and fuel will be as clean as possible. You'll get much better fuel economy and better power.