Proper fuel system service is critical to long engine life and trouble-free operation. The fuel system’s job is to deliver fuel to the combustion chamber. In order for the vehicle to operate efficiently, the fuel must be clean. A clean fuel system is very important, and that is why regularly scheduled service for the carburetor, fuel injection components, and the overall fuel system is so critical.
Fuel filter replacement intervals vary from between 20,000 miles to 150,000 miles, to “lifetime” in some applications. Modern fuel quality is so good that many import manufacturers leave the replacement interval to the technicians’ discretion. Let out team here at Martin's Auto Center know if you think there is a problem, or if you hear, smell or feel something different.
A few Fuel Saving Tips for you,
- Accelerate gradually. Avoid quick starts and sudden stops. This wastes fuel and is harder on vehicle components
- Anticipate your stops. When approaching a red light, let your foot off the gas as early as possible.
- In summer, drive during cooler parts of the day. Cooler, denser air can boost power and mileage.
- Use air conditioning. Today’s air conditioners create less drag on the engine than driving with the windows open.
- Maintain recommended tire pressure. Low pressure reduces fuel economy and can damage tires.
- Keep the air filter clean. Clogged filters reduce fuel economy and increase exhaust emissions.
- Drive the speed limit.
- Run a cold engine for a few minutes before powering up the heater, air conditioner, wipers and other accessories.
- If your vehicle has fuel injection, keep the tank at least one-quarter full. Cornering with a nearly empty tank disrupts the flow to the fuel pump.
- Reference: AAA