What Do You Need to Know about Your Car’s Fuel Injectors?

Your car’s fuel injectors have an important job and when they’re not working properly, your car’s engine can’t, either. Young Automotive has some information for you about fuel injectors that can help you to keep them in good working order for a long period of time.

The Fuel System All Works Together

Your car’s fuel system relies on all the separate parts to work together to get the exact right amount of fuel into the combustion chamber at exactly the right time. If a single piece, like the fuel injectors, goes bad or starts to malfunction, that’s a problem. It means that your car’s engine starves for fuel, make develop engine damage, and could be burning more fuel than it should.

Fuel Injectors Can Go Bad

Did you know that fuel injectors can go bad? They can stop working altogether, which is a huge problem. It’s rare that all of the fuel injectors in your car will fail all at once, and that’s a pretty obvious issue because your car has no gas getting to the engine. But if one or more fail, that might become obvious as poor gas mileage, knocking sounds in the engine, and even the check engine light coming on.

Or They Can Get Clogged

A lesser problem is that fuel injectors can get clogged. When this happens, the fuel injectors aren’t able to spray a fine mist of gasoline at the right time and combustion is off by a little bit. That little bit of miscalculation means that the engine can misfire, creating that distinctive knocking sound. Eventually, that can lead to engine damage and the dreaded check engine light.

Fuel Injector Maintenance Extends Their Life

When you’re making sure that your car’s fuel injectors are properly maintained, that goes a long way toward keeping the fuel system functional. It also helps to protect your car’s engine, which is a much bigger repair that is entirely preventable. Double-check your car’s owner’s manual for the specifics about when your car’s manufacturer recommends servicing them.

Sometimes it feels like you’re playing guessing games with your car, right? You don’t have to. Bring your car to the experts at Young Automotive in Sturgeon Bay, WI. We can help you to keep your car running perfectly and assist you in keeping up with scheduled maintenance for your car. That’s going to help you to head off bigger repairs down the line.

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