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1558 S Wabash Ave
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312.462.0070

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Fuel system cleaning services to keep your car running newer, longer.

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FUEL SYSTEM CLEANING SERVICES

THREE SHOPS IN ONE, COMMITTED TO KEEPING YOUR CAR RUNNING NEWER, LONGER.

Help improveengine performance and gas mileage with a fuel system cleaning service from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Because the filter, fuel pump and fuel injectors are all part of an interconnected system, these parts can get clogged with dirt and debris. A fuel system cleaning is done to clean out all of the dirt, debris and build up in your fuel system. A clogged fuel system can damage other engine parts, which can quickly lead to deteriorated performance, fuel economy, and a complete engine shutdown if not regularly maintained.

HOW DOES A FUEL SYSTEM WORK?

Inside every vehicle, you'll find a fuel system that consists of a fuel filter, fuel pump, and fuel injectors. These three critical components work together to make sure that fuel travels from the fuel tank, to your engine's fuel injectors, and atomizes perfectly into the engine. This allows the correct air / fuel mixture to optimally combust upon spark and power your vehicle.

DO YOU NEED A FUEL SYSTEM CLEANING?

Because the filter, pump and fuel injectors are all part of an interconnected system, dirt and debris can clog one part of the fuel system. This can lead to damage with other engine parts, which can quickly lead to deteriorated performance or complete engine shutdown if not regularly maintained. The largest component of a fuel system cleaning is decarbonizing the intake valves by running the cleaner through the intake system. For this reason we highly recommend coming in for an annual fuel system cleaning or as recommended by your vehicle manufacturer and your vehicle owner's manual.

 

Do I Need A Fuel System Cleaning?

Knowing the signs that it's time for a fuel system cleaningcan help you stay ahead of major engine problems before they get bad. There are a few things to note when components of your fuel system get too dirty or worn out.

Decarbonizing the intake valves helps clean parts like the intake manifold, the valves, and fuel injectors. It may be time for a fuel system cleaning if:

  • The engine is misfiring
  • Your car has a rough idle
  • You notice a decrease in gas mileage
  • The RPM needle moves sporadically
  • You can't start your car

A failing, damaged or worn out fuel pump can produce several problems within your fuel system. Bad fuel pump symptoms can include:

  • A decrease in fuel pressure
  • Your engine may sputter at faster speeds
  • A loss of power when your car is straining
  • You notice a decrease in gas mileage
  • Your car won't start

Any of these symptoms can be a sign that your vehicle's fuel system needs cleaning. If you notice one or more of these signs, schedule an appointmentat Firestone Complete Auto Care for a diagnosis to see if a fuel system cleaning is right for your vehicle.

What Is A Fuel System Cleaning Service?

Firestone Complete Auto Care uses a 3-step process during your fuel system cleaning service. Our technicians:

  1. Clean the throttle body
  2. Add an additive to the fuel tank
  3. Run cleaner through the intake manifold

Our 3-step fuel system cleaning will help:

  • Clean the fuel system
  • Clean the fuel injection system
  • Lubricate valves, cylinders, injectors, and rings
  • Remove varnish, dirt, carbon and other deposits from the throttle body and throttle plate
  • Lubricate the throttle body and throttle moving parts with a corrosion inhibitor to prevent scoring and future deposit buildup
  • Dissolve deposits from the engine’s intake manifold and runners, valves, and combustion chambers with a two-stage intake deposit cleaner
  • Leave residual engine cleaner in the engine to soften hard carbon deposits over time and reduce long term build-up in catalytic convertor.

Engine tune-up partsand replacement components are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

The Fuel System Cleaning Services You Need

We work hard to make sure it’s easy for you to receive guidance from a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician. If you’re not sure if your fuel system needs a cleaning, we’d be happy to take a look in-person at any of our 1,800-plus Firestone Complete Auto Care stores. Schedule an appointment, and our expert technicians will get your fuel system clean and refreshed to keep your car running newer, longer.

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