Fuel Injection Cleaning Service Manassas VA

Fuel Injector Cleaning

Automakers are designing mechanical systems that require far less maintenance then in years past. This has given rise to extended tune-up intervals and far less frequent fluid changes on many new models – or so new car sales people want you to believe. The fact of the matter is that as our cars, trucks and SUV’s age, they require more attention, not less. And one maintenance item you probably won’t find in your owner’s manual is the fuel injection cleaning service and air induction system service.Fuel injection cleaning Manassas VA

Signs and Symptoms of Fuel Injector Issues

A lot of things can contaminate the fuel injectors, throttle housing, air intake, valves and combustion chamber of your car. Dirt and carbon deposits can build up there over time and cause your vehicle to perform poorly. There are some common symptoms that dirt and carbon buildup are starting to affect the performance of your vehicle. They include:

  • Poor acceleration
  • Engine pinging
  • Lack of power
  • Hesitating
  • Hard starting
  • Bad fuel economy

Fuel Injection Cleaning

Coho Auto’s fuel injection service is a three-step process. The first step is a throttle body cleaning. We use an extremely potent cleaner that dissolves carbon deposits from the throttle plate and idle air control valve. This is also the most labor-intensive step because we have to take off the intake air system off to get to the throttle body.

Step two is the induction or rail service, which injects a chemical into the fuel line and intake to clean the intake manifold, the injector tips, valves, and combustion chamber. In brief, this effectively cleans the injectors, as well as the valves and combustion chamber.

The third step is putting an additive in the gas tank. An 11-ounce can of additive treats up to 20 gallons and is much stronger than what you can buy from your local parts store. It is essentially a fuel system detergent that cleans the tank and fuel lines not treated in the first two steps.

Benefits of Fuel Injection Cleaning

The methods that we use are guaranteed not to cause any harm or damage to your vehicle. The results of this service are:

  • Better throttle response
  • Reduced emissions
  • Restored horsepower
  • Increased fuel economy
  • Starts and idles smooth and runs quieter

If you feel that your car is experiencing any or all of the symptoms listed above, give us a call or schedule an appointment right away so Coho Auto can help you.