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What Are Fuel Injectors?

Fuel injectors are an often overlooked piece of your vehicle. They are the components that receive fuel from the fuel pump and spray it into the intake manifold to power your engine. While this may sound simple, it is a very precise process. Your vehicle needs a balanced air-fuel ratio to compress. Engines with fuel injectors have more power than carbureted engines. That is why these components require service to keep your car on the road longer. 


Signs of Dirty or Clogged Fuel Injectors

  • Engine Misfires - These are common side effects of bad fuel injectors. You may feel a series of vibrations when your car misfires due to the unbalanced fuel mixture. To be sure that it is your fuel injectors, please come by our shop for a diagnostics test.
  • Rough Idling - When your vehicle sputters or shakes when your car is stopped, it is never a good sign. If your injectors are clogged, it will block the necessary amount of gasoline from going through.
  • Problem with Car Starts - The injectors deliver gasoline to the right cylinders first. And if it can’t even do that, your engine won’t get a balanced air-to-fuel mixture.
  • RPM is Unpredictable - As a responsible driver, you typically have your eyes on the dash often. If you notice the RPM needle being jumpier than usual, it could be a sign of bad injectors. The RPM varies due to the inability to change gears or run properly.

If you suspect that you’re due for a fuel injector cleaning, look no further than Lorentz Automotive. Our auto experts will take great care of your car and have your engine running smoothly in no time.

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