Fuel System Repair
The cost of having the fuel pump replaced by a mechanic will generally be between $260 – $1009, and the price will vary greatly depending on the type of car you own. The majority of the cost comes from the parts themselves, while labor costs are usually fairly consistent.
Phoenix, unlike other cities gets relatively good quality fuel, but this cannot stop the slow march of deterioration that necessitates fuel system maintenance
While many drivers are doomed to never understanding fully what exactly is going on, we want to give our customers a chance to understand exactly what is going on in their engine and give them a leg up in understanding why fuel system repair is so important.
Curt’s Auto Repair is your stop for total fuel system repairs.
The More You Know About Your Fuel System, The Better
While it's true that the average driver rarely thinks about what the individual components of the engine are doing for him, even rudimentary knowledge of what is going on can be a huge boon when it comes to knowing how to keep your vehicle marching faithfully forward with no surprises.
This is why we have put together a short explanation of what is going on in your fuel system. Check it out below.
Important things to remember about your cars fuel system:
- Allowing fuel lines to deteriorate has the same effect as turning off the water to your house.
- A failing fuel pump will often give you early warnings in the form of decreased responsiveness of the accelerator, so if your vehicle isn’t responding the way you expect it to, it may be a failing fuel pump.
- If your spark plugs need attention, cylinders can fail to fire, engine performance will plummet, and your fuel economy will drop significantly; if your engine starts at all!
- When fuel injectors are working properly, the gasoline is squirted in as a fine mist, allowing the explosion to occur more easily. If these become clogged up, then the fuel is deposited in a stream, which is much more difficult to ignite. This can cause a marked decrease in fuel economy, not to mention an engine that is running more roughly.
Four Fuel System Components To Check
Exactly what you may expect, these lines carry the fuel to the point where it is injected into the engine,
This is essentially the heart of the fuel system. The fuel pump is literally squeezing fuel through the lines to the injectors.
Your spark plugs are what actually cause the fuel to be ignited in the engine.
This is where the magic begins. This is how your fuel is deposited into the combustion chamber.
Stay Ahead By Knowing Your Vehicle
We invite you to contact us if you have any questions about the specifics of your vehicle, our staff is friendly and entirely dedicated to helping you get your problems resolved.
While this is by no means an extensive explanation, this will at least get you started down the path of knowing what your vehicle needs, and allow you at least in part to plan for the future. Nobody likes surprises when it comes to their vehicle, and we want to help our customers stay a step ahead of the game.
If your car hurts, call Curt’s!
Having Fuel System Issues?
Our staff will be more than happy to address any concerns you have and give you the information you need to make the right choice for you and your vehicle.
We invite you to contact us if you have any questions about what we can do to extend the life of your fuel system.
Stay involved. . . Ask questions.
Ask as many questions as you need. Do not be embarrassed to request lay definitions.
Don't rush the technician to make an on-the-spot diagnosis. You may ask to be called and apprised of the problem, course of action, and costs before work begins.
Before you leave, be sure you understand all shop policies regarding labor rates, guarantees, and acceptable methods of payment.
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