The astute motorist knows that routinely changing a car’s motor oil and filter is the best way to protect and prolong the life of its engine.The second most important thing motorists can do for their cars is to property maintain the fuel system. With a little attention to maintenance and occasional use of automotive chemicals, customers can avoid problems that rob their car of fuel efficiency and horsepower and increase pollution.
The first rule for fuel system maintenance is one that everyone can handle – keep the fuel tank from running low. Unfortunately, too many car owners consider it a personal triumph to pull in beside the fuel pump on fumes. What most of these daredevils don’t know is that they may be headed for fuel system problems and potentially high repair bills.
A good rule of thumb is to start thinking about a fill-up when the fuel gauge drops to one-quarter of a tank.
The reasoning behind frequent fills is two-fold: condensation and contamination.
Just as dew forms on grass in the morning, water droplets condense on the inside of the fuel tank when its cools. The less fuel in your tank, the more space is available for condensation. This water can then cause fuel line freeze up and poor performance.
The contaminant side of the equation is present in all fuel tanks to some degree. As long as the tank has plenty of fuel, those contaminants will stay put and cause no problems.
When the tank gets low and the contaminants are sucked into the fuel line, watch out for clogged fuel filters.
Clogged carburettors and fuel injectors might not be far behind. Carburettors and their more sophisticated counterparts, fuel injectors, are responsible for distributing the proper mixture of fuel and air to the engine’s combustion chamber. Injectors, which are fitted to the majority of cars, burn less fuel and generate less pollution than carburettors.
But fuel injectors are easily clogged. The opening through which the injector mists fuel into the combustion chamber is about the same width as a human hair. These tiny openings can become blocked if the fuel injector is not maintained properly.
Injectors, which are fitted to the majority of cars, burn less fuel and generate less pollution than carburettors.
When fuel injectors are clogged and deposits begin to form on intake valves, engine performance and fuel economy suffers adding considerably to your weekly fuel costs. Sutherland Shire Auto Centre strongly recommends that Wynns Carbon Clean Injector cleaning system is carried out on your vehicle every 40,0000 km.
The Wynns Carbon Flush & Emission Service is a two part system and is performed in approximately 1 hour. The fuel filter is always changed at this time. Sutherland Shire Auto CentreService use and recommends filter from the extended range of High Performance Ryco fuel, air and oil filters.
The benefits are realised immediately, customers will notice a performance difference in as soon as they drive away.