Find out how often you should change the fuel injectors in your car at Robbins Nissan.
If you have experienced falling fuel economy coupled with a loss of engine power, then a fuel injector cleaning service could be what's required to get your car humming again. Your vehicle's intricate fuel system is filled with several components working as one to produce optimal power. If any of those components, like the fuel filter, fuel pump, or injectors, get dirty or clogged, your vehicle will have diminished performance. A failing fuel injector is not a problem that can usually be diagnosed without specialized tools, so if you are experiencing these problems in your vehicle, then bring it here. We'll perform a full diagnostic checkup to determine the issue and provide you with choices to fix your car and get your car back on the road ASAP.
The price of changing out dirty fuel injectors might be as little as a couple of hundred dollars. In these situations, the injectors are simple to work on, and the replacement injectors are not very expensive. However, if your car is imported from another country, and the parts are hard to source, then the cost of replacing the dirty fuel injectors will be more expensive. Even if you consider yourself a DIY mechanic, this is a procedure you might want to leave to the professionals. We have the specific tools and computer diagnostic equipment to help ensure the correct installation of your injectors.
As you might guess, Injectors inject fuel into the car's engine. Older vehicles relied on carbs that supplied the fuel into the motor, mechanically, while in newer cars, the ECU electronically controls the injectors. The ECU, otherwise known as the Electronic Control Unit, uses sensor information from places like the exhaust system and internal engine components to measure and spray fuel into the engine for efficiency and max power. A clogged fuel injector will not release the correct fuel amount and cause diminished performance.
Injectors should be changed every 50-100k miles. That is what some published reports suggest, but the true replacement interval may be very different, based on a multitude of factors. If you drive more than the national average or live in an area with extreme temperatures, you decide to change out your fuel injectors more frequently. Today's fuel injectors are much more robust than older models and should offer several years of service. Regular maintenance and fuel injector cleaning should help prolong the lifespan to around 100k miles.
Robbins Nissan is one of the best places to get Houston auto repair and service. Visit us in person or online if your vehicle shows any signs of needing to have its fuel system serviced. No matter the make or model of your vehicle, our knowledgeable staff is ready to serve you.