Fuel injection services are gaining popularity for the following reasons in order of reasons.
- Increase Service Center Profits
- It’s easy to sell at current gas prices.
- Compensates for manufacturers’ maintenance reductions and extended life systems
- Bad gas quality
- Poor adherence to vehicle maintenance.
Realise “Necessary” did not make the list. That’s because fuel injection services are no it required most of the time. In short, if your fuel efficiency is good, don’t bother with a fuel injection service – save your money!
Nevertheless, injector services are sometimes beneficial, even necessary. See the following frequently asked questions and answers …
What do they do?
Depending on the product, injection services naturally clean carbon deposits that form on fuel injectors and fuel rails; some will even clean the fuel tank and valve carbon deposits.
Do they work?
In shorts, yes. As long as it is a premium product (like BG) and the service is performed correctly. Fuel injection services can do amazing things. They can improve fuel efficiency, increase power and repair Some performance issues, although the latter benefit is rare.
Whether fuel injection services will do all of the above “always” is another story.
I’ve even seen the quiet fuel injection services and horrendous carbon bumps.A pounding noise in the engine due to excessive carbon build-up contacting internal engine components..
Are they worth it?
Maybe. It really depends on the condition of the vehicle. If the service achieves any of the advertised claims, it may be worth it. Actually, most cars don’t need it. Consistent use of quality fuel and proper vehicle maintenance should be all that is needed for a car to function properly.
However, consistent use of cheap gasoline and poor adherence to a car maintenance program, as well as certain driving styles, can significantly increase the build-up of carbon deposits. Thus, the possibility of poor fuel efficiency, decreased horsepower, and performance issues increases, all of which could be helped by the maintenance of the injectors.
The other factor to consider is the expense. How much fuel savings justify the cost of the fuel injection service and how long it pays off. BG claims that its product will pay for itself in one year. However, remember that the vehicle’s condition is a big variable!
How often should it be done?
It depends on the product, but generally 15,000-30,000 miles is the average.
They are needed?
It depends – see the discussion in Is it worth it?
Can a fuel injection service damage my engine or my car?
Not if done correctly. Done incorrectly, anything goes. A technician could possibly hydrolock your engine or put a hole in the piston, although both scenarios are rare.
If something does it goes wrong, there is usually an underlying problem, which is exacerbated by automatic fuel injector maintenance.
Why doesn’t my manufacturer recommend automatic fuel injector cleaning maintenance?
No manufacturer recommends automatic fuel injector cleaning maintenance under normal operating conditions. From the manufacturer’s point of view: Take good care of your car (that is, as the manufacturer dictates) and you will be fine.
However, depending on the problem, some manufacturers will recommend automatic fuel injector cleaning maintenance as a cure, especially carbon knock. With the variety of fuel grades available, manufacturers may reconsider automatic fuel injector cleaning maintenance.
How much does automatic fuel injector cleaning maintenance cost?
Prices vary depending on the service center, the actual procedure performed, and the product used. The procedure you want should clean the entire fuel system, including the tank, and should cost no more than $ 150.
Lastly, make sure the service is Really performed as fuel injector maintenance is a common scam in the industry.
Fuel injection maintenance also comes across as the magic cure for all your car’s quirks – it’s not!
When in doubt, don’t do it.