If you find yourself spending more time and money than usual at the pump, then it may be time for a trip to your local repair shop. Fuel system issues are more likely to occur when your vehicle has a dirty or clogged fuel filter. The more you drive your vehicle, the less efficient it becomes at using fuel and performing properly. Regular fuel system maintenance and replacement of fuel filters prevents severe problems over time. At Sun Devil Auto, our certified technicians use state-of-the-art tools and chemicals to clean your vehicle’s fuel system and improve its overall performance.

Premium Fuel Filter Replacement Services
It doesn’t matter how old or new your car is. As it ages, the gas tank starts to accumulate dirt and debris, that’s just part of owning a car. These contaminants become mixed into any fuel you pump into your car from the gas station. As a fail safe mechanism and to keep those contaminants from entering your car’s engine, the fuel must pass through the fuel filter to be cleaned. When this filter is dirty or clogged, it needs to be replaced in order to keep the proper amount of clean fuel and air going to the engine. Quick replacement of a dirty fuel filter helps prevent damage, poor vehicle performance and the potential need for larger repairs.

Note: Many newer vehicles do not have a serviceable fuel filter. It is integrated into the fuel pump module in the gas tank. Check with a certified technician to verify.

Signs It’s Time For Fuel System Cleaning
If your fuel filter needs to be replaced, you may notice your vehicle seems hesitant to accelerate at times. Your vehicle may also struggle to start and run a bit rough when idling. These symptoms indicate your engine is not receiving the proper gas to air ratio and that the fuel it is using is contaminated and dirty. Sun Auto Service technicians can help you identify whether the fuel filter is the issue.
Some of the symptoms that indicate it may be time to replace your fuel filter include loss of power when driving, especially uphill, and can ultimately cause the vehicle not to start. Having the fuel filter replaced is a maintenance service that should be completed every 20,000 to 30,000 miles or every two years.

Don’t drive around with a dirty or clogged fuel filter. Visit your nearest Sun Auto Service location to have your vehicle inspected and repaired so you can enjoy better gas mileage and driving performance.

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