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Fuel Injectors

Fuel injector cleaning is important to maximizing your car’s performance.

Dirty fuel injectors can result in poor acceleration, lower power, poor fuel economy, rough idling and an incorrect air/fuel mix. They can also lead to higher carbon monoxide emissions—bad news if you have an emissions test on the horizon.

It doesn’t take much to clog your fuel injectors either. Their openings are roughly half the size of a pinhole. And it only takes an 8% to 10% blockage to cause a misfire in your engine.

That’s why it’s so important to have your fuel injectors checked by your Car-X Man.

The Des Moines Car-X Man recommends you schedule a fuel injector cleaning every 25,000 miles (owner's manual.) Drivers who make a lot of short trips or have a lot of miles on their car are especially susceptible to clogged fuel injectors.

Regular fuel injector cleaning will improve your vehicle’s acceleration, save money on gas, and cut down on harmful emissions. It can even extend the life of your engine.

Your Car-X Man is a car care expert. We have the equipment, skills, and know-how to keep your fuel injectors flowing and your vehicle running at its best. Whether you drive a car, SUV or light truck, Car-X services them all.

So if your car isn’t running right, run right into Car-X.

Fuel Pumps

What Does The Fuel Pump Do Exactly? 

Located in the fuel tank, the fuel pump, which nowadays is usually electric, simply pumps fuel from your gasoline tank to your engine. The pump creates pressure in the fuel lines that pushes the gasoline to the engine. Unused fuel is returned to the fuel tank. In most cars the fuel pump delivers a constant flow of gasoline to the engine. When the flow becomes less constant, your car starts acting sluggish or just stops acting altogether.

What Causes The Fuel Pump To Fail?

Fuel pumps can fail for a number of reasons. Most commonly because of contamination, overheating and over time, the gears in your fuel pump wear out.

Anything I Can Do To Help?

Try not to run your car on a low gas tank. On most vehicles, 10-15 times the amount of fuel your fuel pump sends to your engine gets sent back to your tank. This help cools down your fuel. By running on a low tank, the fuel in your tank can overheat or even run dry.

So If I Need A New One?

Come to your neighborhood Car-X. Our expert technicians will fit your car with a name brand pump and send you off for as little money and time spent as possible. Saving you time and money is what Car-X is all about. Making sure you get the right fuel pump for your car and getting it installed properly the first time are just two more reasons you don’t have to worry when you see your Car-X Man. 

Fuel Rail Service

Valvoline Professional Series (VPS) Fuel Rail Service is specifically designed to rid the fuel system of harmful deposits.

Deposits in the fuel system reduce fuel economy, impair drivability, and interfere with the proper operation of an engine. Deposits are a by-product of the engine's internal combustion process and need to be removed on a regular basis. VPS Fuel Rail Service instantly removes deposits from the entire fuel & air intake system including: fuel injectors, intake valves, and combustion chambers, throttle body and entire air intake system. Helps to:

  • Restore maximum power and performance
  • Eliminate rough idle and hesitation
  • Reduce emissions caused by deposits
  • Restore engine efficiency and fuel economy

 For expert maintenance and service…"Don’t Worry. . .Call the Car-X Man!"





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