When Should I Replace My Fuel Injectors?

March 14th, 2023 by
when should i replace my fuel injectors?

Know when you should replace your fuel injectors at Beck & Masten Buick GMC South.

If you’ve experienced a loss of horsepower combined with worsening fuel economy, then a fuel injector cleaning service might be what’s required to get your vehicle firing on all cylinders again. Your vehicle’s intricate fuel system is filled with several components working together to produce optimal performance. If any of those fuel components, like the fuel pump, fuel filter, or fuel injectors, get clogged or dirty, you will likely see diminished horsepower from your vehicle. A dirty fuel injector is not a problem that can simply be diagnosed at home, so if you are experiencing these symptoms with your car, then bring it here to us. We will do a complete diagnostic checkup to understand the problem and give you choices to get it resolved and get you back on the road ASAP.

What Do Fuel Injectors Do?

What is the Job of Injectors?

As the name suggests, Fuel Injectors inject fuel into the car’s engine. Older vehicles had carbs that mechanically sprayed the fuel into the engine, while in newer cars, the onboard CPU controls the injectors, electronically. The ECU, or car’s onboard computer, uses sensor data from places like the muffler system and internal engine parts to measure and spray fuel into the engine. A clogged injector will not release the correct fuel amount.

Price To Change Out My Fuel Injectors?

Is It Expensive To Change Out My Injectors?

The cost of changing out dirty fuel injectors could be as little as a few hundred dollars. In these scenarios, the vehicle is easy to work on, and the replacement injectors are not very expensive. But, if the car is imported from a European country, and the injectors are difficult to find, then the bill to replace the dirty injectors will be higher. Even if you like working on your car, this is probably an item you may want to leave to us. We have the specific tools and computer diagnostic equipment that will ensure the proper installation of your injectors.

 Replacement Schedule for Fuel Injectors

Replacement Schedule for Fuel Injectors

Fuel Injectors ought to be replaced every 50-100k miles. That is what some published studies suggest, but the true replacement schedule might vary significantly, based on a multitude of factors. If you live in a climate with extreme temps or drive more than 1000 miles a month, you want to change out your fuel injectors more frequently. Modern fuel injectors are much more robust than older models and should provide years of reliable service. Fuel injector cleaning and regular maintenance can help extend the lifespan past 100,000 miles.

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Schedule Houston Fuel Injector Cleaning Service

Beck & Masten Buick GMC South is one of the best places to get Houston auto repair and service. Visit us in person or online if your vehicle shows any signs of needing to have its fuel system serviced. No matter the make or model of your vehicle, our knowledgeable staff is ready to serve you.

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