So if you can’t run, walk, or even eat without losing your breath and coughing up a fit, but nothing is wrong on the surface, should you see a doctor? I’m, uh, asking for a friend. Anyway, right now most of you are answering with, “Yes, you appear to have black lung, seek medical attention immediately.” Would you treat your vehicle differently? Or would you ignore everything under the hood as long as the exterior looked pristine. To which I’m answering with, “Not a chance!” You come in for all the regular maintenance, the oil changes, the tire rotations, etc. So you should also be bringing your vehicle to Team Ford for a fuel system service.
Not sure what a fuel system service is? Well, that’s why you turn to the Team Ford blog time and time again. Your fuel system is a set of interconnected parts (fuel filter, fuel pump, and fuel injectors) that moves the perfect amount of fuel from the tank to the engine, to ensure optimal combustion. Ever hear your engine knocking? That’s when your fuel combusts before the spark plug ignites, burning fuel and causing undue stress to your engine. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. It all started in the 1980s when car manufacturers switched from the inefficient carburetor to the more efficient fuel injector. The fuel injector is the component of your fuel system that sprays a fine mist of fuel into the engine. Of course this is a more complex system than the carburetor, meaning it needs more maintenance.
Do you want your engine to perform more efficiently? Do you want extended engine life? Better fuel economy? Attract more members of the opposite sex? Then get your damn fuel system serviced! A fuel system service at Team Ford will remove build-up, deposits, and general bad attitude related to a dirty fuel system. Because as the old saying goes, clear valve heads, clear conscience. Not good enough for you? How about a cleaner fuel system means a reduced carbon footprint. Even the mighty EcoBoost engine’s light environmental touch can benefit from a cleaning. If you’re completely sold, and just want to know when you need to come in, your owner’s manual should provide the information. But just know, an engine knock, rough idle, stalling, poor acceleration, high emissions, and lower than usual fuel economy are all signs that you might need a fuel system servicing.
You treat your body like a temple, right? You eat right, exercise, and all that junk. Well, treat your Ford with the same respect (if not more) and book yourself a fuel system service. It’s quicker and more painless than a doctor appointment—I promise. Give us a call at Team Ford, or go to our service page and book an appointment today.