Fuel System & Repair
The first thing most of us do when we get into our vehicle is turn it on. That’s the most basic function we all need in order to drive it. But, there is a lot more that goes into starting your vehicle than just the turn of a key. Not only do you need a lot of working parts, but you need one vital component: fuel. And that fuel goes through an entire system in order to reach your engine. At Kennedy Transmission, we are experts in knowing how the fuel system functions and what it needs to keep your car running smoothly and safely.
How It Works:
The fuel system in your car or truck works with the rest of your engine control system to make sure you’re getting the most out of your vehicle, all while cutting down on emissions. While it may seem like it only takes putting gas in your vehicle, there’s an entire system that works together to get it to run properly and efficiently.
Fuel tank: This is where it all starts. This is where the fuel goes when you fill up at a gas station.
Fuel pump: Most newer vehicles have a fuel pump, which is usually in the fuel tank. If you own an older vehicle, the fuel pump will be attached to the engine or on the frame rail between the tank and the engine. Just like it sounds, this pumps fuel to the engine.
Fuel filter: This filters out dirt from the fuel before it travels to the engine. Clean fuel is essential to keeping your vehicle running smoothly and safely.
Fuel injectors: This electrical valve lets fuel into the engine and is open and closed with electrical signals.
Your vehicle’s fuel system’s repair and service needs are determined by several factors that contribute to its wear and tear. Some of these include the quality of fuel used in your automobile, the age of your car or truck, mileage, driving conditions, and maintenance history. Because your fuel system is such a vital part of your vehicle’s dependability, it’s important to know when something may be wrong. A few warning signs include:
- A gasoline smell
- Decreased fuel economy
- Difficulty starting your vehicle
- “Check Engine” light on dashboard
- Stalling while driving
Pro Tip: Higher grade gasoline won’t necessarily get you better gas mileage or car performance. Your vehicle will run efficiently on Regular gasoline unless it is specifically recommended for your vehicle. Check with your vehicle’s manufacturer to see if they recommend filling up with Super or Premium gasoline.
We can fix that!
The mechanics in our auto repair shop are expertly trained in diagnosing and repairing any issues with your fuel system. Our services include fuel filter and pump installation, fuel injector testing and replacement, fuel tank cleaning and removal, and much more! So whatever your fuel system problem may be, bring your car or truck to our auto repair shop for complete fuel system repair services. Use our shop locator to find a Kennedy Transmission near you!