When was the last time you had fuel system services performed on your truck or car? Whether you drive a GM, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda or just about any other vehicle make and model, our factory–trained and ASE certified technicians can repair and service your vehicle. Here at Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL we know our customers and the cars and trucks they drive so are able to not only do proper maintenance and service work as well as repairs but also to do preventative maintenance and schedule it out so your costs are less and your car, truck or van gets fuel system service and star treatment, too. Your service work needs to be almost effortless and thus avoid any issues!
Why is fuel system service critical?
Proper fuel system service is critical to long engine life and trouble-free operation. The fuel system’s job is to deliver fuel to the combustion chamber. In order for the vehicle to operate efficiently, the fuel must be clean. A clean fuel system is very important, and that is why regularly scheduled service for the carburetor, fuel injection components, and the overall fuel system is so critical.
Fuel filter replacement intervals vary from between 20,000 miles to 150,000 miles, to “lifetime” in some applications. Modern fuel quality is so good that many import manufacturers leave the replacement interval to the technicians’ discretion. When you visit Dave Mays Automotive in Gainesville, FL for regularly scheduled fuel filter replacement or fuel system service, we’ll let you know our recommendations for your car or truck and consult with you before we complete the services and if you like sit down with you and provide you with a clear explanation of any service or repair so you are always comfortable and knowledgeable about your service and repair work.
Let out team here at Dave Mays Automotive know if you think there is a problem or if you hear, smell or feel something different. Here, we believe that you drive your car or truck every day and know it better than anyone else and we listen to you and want to know if there is something you think is off with your vehicle.
Fuel saving tips,
- Accelerate gradually. Avoid quick starts and sudden stops. This wastes fuel and is harder on vehicle components
- Anticipate your stops. When approaching a red light, let your foot off the gas as early as possible.
- In summer, drive during cooler parts of the day. Cooler, denser air can boost power and mileage.
- Avoid long warm-ups in the morning. They’re unnecessary and waste fuel.
- Use air conditioning. Today’s air conditioners create less drag on the engine than driving with the windows open.
- Maintain recommended tire pressure. Low pressure reduces fuel economy and can damage tires.
- Keep the air filter clean. Clogged filters reduce fuel economy and increase exhaust emissions.
- Drive the speed limit.
- Run your engine for a few minutes before powering up the heater, air conditioner, wipers and other accessories. Accelerating with a cold engine can cause premature engine failure.
- If your vehicle has fuel injection, keep the tank at least one-quarter full. Cornering with a nearly empty tank disrupts the flow to the fuel pump.
- Reference: AAA