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A Guide to Fuel Injection Service

As gas prices continue to fluctuate, many drivers are looking for ways to save at the pump. One of the most common problems with fuel economy is a clogged fuel injector. Have you noticed your vehicle using more fuel than it did in the past? Carbon deposits and debris buildup can begin blocking your fuel injection system. Thankfully, the solution is simple: fuel injector cleaning service. The local mechanics at Chapel Hill Tire are here with insight into this fuel-saving service. 

What is a Fuel Injector?

Fuel injectors are the vehicle components that send fuel from your gas tank to your engine. With this role, your fuel injectors are also responsible for measuring how much fuel to send and the timing of when to send fuel. Over time, fuel injectors can become clogged—creating issues for your engine and your fuel economy. 

What is a Fuel Injector Cleaning Service?

For an engine to function, it needs a carefully balanced mixture of air and fuel. When your fuel injection system becomes clogged, it can disrupt the ratio of this mixture—impacting the combustion process. The results are issues with your vehicle starting, acceleration, engine performance, and gas mileage. Fuel injection service is a professional cleaning of the fuel injector. It removes the carbon deposits and debris that may be blocking your system to restore your car’s performance. 

Do I Need Fuel Injection Service?

You might be wondering, “Do I really need fuel injection service?” The most common indicator of a failing fuel injector is pool gas mileage. The fuel injector can cause too much fuel to go to your engine, which will result in fuel waste. Conversely, a clogged injector can cause too little fuel to arrive at the engine—causing performance issues or preventing your vehicle from working altogether.

If you notice your engine misfiring or your gas mileage suffering, check with a local mechanic to see if you are due for a fuel injector cleaning. 

Can I DIY Clean My Fuel Injector?

Mechanics use a variety of expensive professional-grade tools to carefully remove, clean, and reinstall fuel injectors. Again, this engine component is vital to your vehicle’s performance. While you may be eager to try and clean your fuel injector yourself, a mistake could cost you thousands long-term in engine damage. 

Chapel Hill Tire Fuel Efficient Services

Chapel Hill Tire uses professional-grade in-house equipment and BG Fuel System Cleaner for our fuel injection services. This service restores your fuel injection system—bringing back optimal fuel economy and engine performance. Our mechanics can help protect your engine and improve your gas mileage! 
We proudly serve the greater Triangle area with 9 locations across Apex, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Durham. Our professional mechanics also commonly serve surrounding communities, including Knightdale, Cary, Pittsboro, Wake Forest, Hillsborough, Morrisville, and beyond. We invite you to make an appointment, browse our coupons, or give us a call to get started today!

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