Lake & Thatcher Auto Repair
8001 Lake Street, River Forest, IL 60305 708.366.8000

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What benefit will I get out of a fuel system cleaning?

Lake & Thatcher Auto Repair Answer:
Well, the dirtier your fuel system is, the bigger the improvement you'll see in performance and fuel economy. But it's not wise to wait until your engine is running poorly, you've wasted hundreds of dollars in gas or maybe even damaged your fuel injectors and catalytic converter.

Look, gasoline is a petroleum-based product and will leave some residue, gum and varnish along the way. Some of that can find its way into your fuel injectors and interfere with their job. The fuel injectors do just that – inject fuel into your vehicle engine. They spray a precise amount of fuel at a precise time in a precise pattern at a precise pressure. When they are dirty this precision just isn't possible. So your vehicle engine can run rough. Also carbon deposits build up on valves and in the combustion chamber. Fuel economy suffers and performance is degraded.

These conditions allow excess unburned fuel to pass out through the exhaust to accumulate in the catalytic converter – which can lead to it overheating and failing for River Forest drivers. So poor engine performance and the chance of having to replace fuel injectors and catalytic converters are  all potential problems for River Forest drivers with dirty vehicle fuel systems.

A professional fuel system cleaning in River Forest cleans out deposits, fuel injectors and the air induction system. River Forest drivers get optimal power and  performance, and it helps avoid future repairs.

Now I said professional fuel system cleaning: this isn't just pouring a bottle in the gas tank. Cleaner is added into the fuel system with a special tool attached to a vacuum source, and there is some manual scrubbing of the throttle body and air induction system. If you are experiencing a rough idle or unusually poor fuel economy, ask your friendly and knowledgeable pros at Lake & Thatcher Auto Repair if a professional fuel system cleaning at Lake & Thatcher Auto Repair in River Forest is in order.

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Lake & Thatcher Auto Repair
8001 Lake Street
River Forest, IL 60305