Diesel Injectors in Goodyear and Surprise, AZ
What are Injectors and what do they do for my Diesel?
What can I do to get the full life out of my Injectors?
Fuel quality plays a big part in the efficiency and life span of your Injectors. Regulations over the years have reduced the amount of lubricity by limiting levels of sulfur and cetane in diesel fuel. In order to help preserve your injectors, you should use a diesel fuel additive and make sure to stay up on your preventative maintenance, such as a fuel injection cleaning and changing your fuel filters regularly.
What is Diesel Fuel Additive?
Fuel additives were introduced to help compensate for what has been removed from diesel fuel over the years. Specifically, fuel additive brings the lubricity and cetane levels back up to help your diesel engine run smoother and help you get the full life out of your fuel system. Fuel additive is available for purchase at several places, including Champs Family Automotive in both Surprise and Goodyear. Fuel additive is added directly to your fuel tank and should be used EVERY time you fill your tank to ensure you get the most benefit from the product. Diesel Fuel additive will help lubricate your engine, assist with combustion, create the heat it needs to clean out the catalytic systems, and EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation), and DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) systems.
If you only use fuel additive once in a while, it most likely will not help your diesels efficiency and performance. For example, let’s say you have a Ford F350 which hold 38 gallons of fuel and gets hypothetically 20 miles to the gallon. This would equate to roughly 760 miles per tank. Now if you only used fuel additive in every other tank, you’re now running your diesel nearly half the time without the proper chemicals it needs to keep it running smoothly and efficiently. This can cause premature wear and tear to your fuel system.
Do all Diesel vehicles need to use fuel additive?
We recommend all diesel vehicles, especially the newer diesel vehicles, always use fuel additive in every tank of fuel they put in their vehicle. Always read the instructions on the additive container to identify how much additive your specific diesel vehicle needs. If you are not sure if you should be using fuel additive or if you would like more information about what fuel additive can do for your diesel, contact us at Champs Family Automotive.
What is Fuel Injection Cleaning?
How often should I have a Fuel Injection Cleaning done?
How will I know if an injector is bad?
If injector(s) fail, can I only replace the one(s) that failed, or should I replace all my injectors at the same time?
Do I have to use OEM Injectors on my Diesel?
Champs Family Automotive is your go to resource for your diesel repairs and maintenance.
Here at Champs Family Automotive in Goodyear and Surprise, AZ, we strive to be your go to repair and maintenance shop for all your gas and diesel vehicle repair needs. We work tirelessly to correctly and efficiently diagnose your vehicle’s problem and do our very best to educate you on all your repair options. Over the years, we have built our business on Trust, Honesty, Integrity, and open communication between our staff and customers. We are a family owned Automotive and Diesel repair shop and we take great pride in our work and the communities we serve.