29 Sep Auto Fuel Injection Service in Plymouth Meeting, PA
Today’s vehicles use a lot of sophisticated technology in their engine designs to provide both more power and fewer emissions. Utilizing the more efficient fuel injection system over the outdated carbureted system helps achieve this balance. This fuel delivery system is more efficient and provides many benefits for your vehicle. Still, it needs regular maintenance to operate successfully. Common symptoms that your automobile needs fuel injection service include; engine pinging, poor fuel economy, and an overall lack of power.
How Fuel Injection Systems Work
Most fuel injection systems currently in use utilize one fuel injector per cylinder. These injectors (or valves) are controlled independently via the ECU (Engine Control Unit). A fuel injector can open & close numerous times per second and deliver pressurized, atomized fuel to the engine from the fuel pump. Combusting fuel creates carbon residue. Over time this residue creates a build-up of carbon deposits on the fuel injectors, requiring maintenance or replacement.
Signs You Need A Fuel Injection Service
The fuel delivery system in your vehicle includes numerous electronic sensors, in addition to the more mechanical components. A thorough inspection of the fuel delivery system may be required if one of the components has failed or is malfunctioning. Luckily, your vehicle’s performance can provide warning signs when it needs a fuel injection service. If your automobile is experiencing one or more of the following issues, consider scheduling a diagnostic service.
Engine Pinging or Misfires
When a fuel injector becomes clogged or malfunctions, it will not provide adequate fuel for combustion. Insufficient gasoline may result in unusual noises like engine pinging and misfires. You may also experience rough idling or vibrations felt through the floorboard and steering wheel.
Poor Fuel Economy
Poor fuel economy is the result of wasted fuel by improper combustion in the engine. Dirty fuel injectors are often the cause of poor fuel economy. If this issue is left unaddressed, you may find yourself paying more at the pump due to more frequent fill-ups.
Lack Of Power
A faulty injector can cause a lack of power or sluggish acceleration. If one of the cylinders is not firing correctly, you will not have as much acceleration.
Check Engine Light
An issue with the ECU can trigger the check engine light. If your check engine light is engaged, schedule a diagnostic service as soon as possible. Driving with your check engine light on can be hazardous and create extensive damages to your engine.
Bad Odor Or Black Smoke From Tailpipe
A faulty injector or malfunctioning ECU can spray too much fuel into the engine, creating an imbalance in the air-to-fuel ratio. The resulting too-rich mixture will not be able to combust fully. Black smoke or the smell of sulfur (rotten eggs) may then exit your exhaust system.
In addition, if you smell raw fuel, it is best not to drive your vehicle. Instead, have it towed to your auto service center for a diagnostic service.
Fuel Injection Service & Maintenance
Plymouth Auto & Tire Center offers a comprehensive fuel injection maintenance service for your vehicle. This revolutionary new process will clean your vehicle’s fuel system and remove harmful carbon deposits. Our Fuel Carbon Cleaning System uses a specialized detergent that soaks into the carbon and softens it. The carbon deposits are then eliminated and pass through the exhaust. The cleaning solution will not harm your vehicle’s engine components.
The benefits of a Fuel Carbon Cleaning Service include:
- Improved fuel economy
- Reduced emissions
- Restoration of engine power and performance
- Reduction in fuel costs
Schedule Fuel Injection Service in Plymouth Meeting, PA
The Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association recommends performing a Fuel Carbon Cleaning Service every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. Some car manufacturers suggest performing the service every 60,000 – 90,000 miles. Consult your owner’s manual and discuss your needs with our service technicians to determine the best maintenance schedule for your vehicle. Call us at (610) 825-6558 or visit us online to schedule your appointment today.