Every time you put your foot on your pedal, you are controlling how much fuel you’re injecting into your engine. Your fuel system—comprised of a fuel injector and filter, or a carburetor in older models—is responsible for sending exactly the right amount of fuel to your engine. The harder you press, the more fuel you inject and the faster you go.
Neglecting to bring your car in for regular fuel system services can cause your fuel filter or injector to become clogged with carbon deposits and debris. Not only can clogged fuel injectors and filters reduce your fuel economy, but they can also drastically shorten the useful life of your engine.
Typically, you should replace your fuel filter and schedule fuel injector cleanings periodically. Every car is different, however. Make sure to check your owner’s manual for maintenance instructions specific to your particular vehicle.
If you notice any of the telltale signs of fuel system problems—reduced fuel economy, rough idling, hesitation when accelerating, engine knocking, sticking throttle pedals or cold-start problems—you should schedule a fuel system service immediately to prevent irreparable engine damage.
When it’s time to repair your fuel system, Telle Tire & Auto Centers can help. For 80 years and four generations, the Telle family has understood the importance of providing strong value through quality products and services. Our ASE-certified technicians provide trusted excellence built on generations of long-term relationships and proven excellence.
See what our past clients have to say, or come in and see for yourself. From basic maintenance to comprehensive diagnostics and full engine repair, Telle Tire & Auto Centers are your one-stop-shop with you every mile of the way.