Jigsaw Automotive: Carson City, Nevada Auto Repair
||

All Major & Minor Repairs

Offering honest quality service you can trust.

Specialists for Classic Cars & Hot Rods

We build custom exhaust systems!

Custom Restoration and Fabrication

Car Care Tips

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Jigsaw Automotive



The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Carson CIty use fuel filters.

For more information about your fuel filter, visit Jigsaw Automotive at 301 Hot Springs Rd Unit 8 in Carson CIty, Nevada 89706.
Please call 775-883-5447 to make an appointment.

Generally speaking there's not a lot of dirt in our Carson CIty area auto fuel supply, but there is enough that you want to screen it out. The problem actually gets worse the older your vehicle becomes. That's because dirt, rust and other contaminants will settle out of the fuel and onto the bottom of the fuel tank. After your vehicle is five years or older, it can actually have a fair amount of sediment built up.

That just means that the fuel filter has to work harder as your vehicle ages. It'll get clogged sooner and need to be replaced more often.

A symptom of a clogged fuel filter is that the engine sputters at highway speeds or under hard acceleration. That's because enough fuel is getting through around town, but when you need more fuel for speed, enough just can't get through the filter. Obviously, that could be dangerous if your car or truck can't get enough power to get you out of harm's way.

For just that reason, fuel filters have a bypass valve. When the filter is severely clogged, some fuel can bypass the filter all together. Of course that means that dirty, unfiltered fuel is getting through to be burned in the engine.

This dirt can then clog and damage your fuel injectors. Now injectors are not cheap to replace, so you don't want to cause them damage just because you didn't spend a few bucks to replace a fuel filter.

You know, in a way, the fuel filter can be the poster child for preventive maintenance. It's a little part, it's simple and it's cheap to take care of. But if it's neglected, it could lead to thousands of dollars in repair bills.

Those auto service schedules in your owner's manual are there for a reason. If ever you don't understand a recommended service, just ask your Carson CIty service advisor at Jigsaw Automotive. We'll be happy to explain.

Jigsaw Automotive
301 Hot Springs Rd Unit 8
Carson CIty, Nevada 89706
775-883-5447
http://www.jigsawautomotive.com

 

Latest Posts

Categories

Automotive News
Battery
Cabin Air Filter
Cooling System
Dashboard
Diagnostics
Did You Know
Drive Train
Engine Air Filter
Exhaust
Fluids
Following Recommended Intervals
Fuel Economy
Fuel System
Headlamps
Maintenance
Monitoring System
Older Vehicles
Parts
Safety
Serpentine Belt
Service Intervals
Service Standards
Shocks & Struts
Steering
Suspension
Timing Belt
Tires and Wheels
Windshield Wipers

Archives

November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018