Fuel induction service isn’t like an oil change that everyone knows they need on their vehicle. However, it should be part of your maintenance about every 60,000 miles (although you should always check your car’s manual for specific recommendations) if you want your engine to operate as it should. Not taking care of this service can reduce your gas milage and cause other issues with your vehicle.
If you’ve never heard of this service or don’t understand what your mechanic told you it was for, here’s a simple explanation: Your mechanic will clean out the carbon deposits and other buildup inside your engine. They will also clean your intake valve and throttle.
Signs You May Need Fuel Induction Service
As we mentioned, a clogged fuel system can lead to lower fuel efficiency. However, if you’re not one to track your milage, you may not realize that you’re having an issue. More noticeable signs include slower acceleration and new or unusual vibration while idling. You may even notice that your car drives differently. In extreme situations, your car may trigger the check engine light.
Who Can Perform This Service?
Any licensed mechanic can perform a fuel induction service. Having it done at your independent ASE certified mechanic will not void any remaining manufacturer’s warranty as your dealership may try to tell you (if you have a specific warranty through them, you should check those terms yourself). If you’re of the mind to try it yourself, it can be done at home, however, do it wrong and you could damage your fuel pistons or rods.
Oldsmar Automotive Can Help
We can evaluate your engine and see if you need a fuel induction service. If so, we’ll provide you with a quote for the service as well as any other necessary maintenance or repairs. Call us today at (727) 784-3501 or come by 3166 Tampa Road in Oldsmar for your estimate. You can also fill out our contact form and we’ll call you.