Automotive Fuel System repair services by Trans Tech Auto & Truck of Colorado Springs
Trans Tech Auto & Truck specializes in the repair and service of automotive fuel systems at our Colorado Springs auto repair shop. The fuel system in your car or truck operates with the rest of the engine control system to minimize your vehicle’s emissions while ensuring optimal vehicle performance when driving in and around Colorado Springs. The fuel system should be inspected immediately at our Colorado Springs facility if you think there is a problem or you smell gasoline. The fuel system delivers fuel from the fuel tank to the fuel injectors, passing the fuel through a fuel filter for cleaning in the process. There is a pressure regulator in the fuel system that controls the fuel pressure to make certain the engine performs correctly under varying speeds and load conditions. When reaching the fuel injectors a metered amount of fuel is sprayed into the engine cylinders before being ignited to in turn power your car or truck. Many modern day vehicles use a return line system that returns unused fuel to the fuel tank to be re-circulated in the fuel system.
Your vehicle’s fuel system’s repair and service needs are determined by several factors that contribute to its wear and tear. Some of these include the quality of fuel used in your automobile, the age of your car or truck, mileage, driving conditions, and maintenance history. Symptoms that you may be experiencing problems with your fuel system will include poor fuel economy, the vehicle not starting, or the “check engine” light appearing on the dashboard.
Trans Tech Auto & Truck is the recognized leader in Colorado Springs for the service and repair of automotive fuel systems. The technicians in our auto repair shop are expertly trained in fuel system troubleshooting techniques and can quickly get you back on the roads of Colorado Springs if you have problems with any part of your fuel system. Our Colorado Springs facility’s service for the fuel system include fuel filter and pump installation, fuel injector testing and replacement, fuel tank cleaning and removal, and much more! So whatever your fuel system problem may be, bring your car or truck to Trans Tech Auto & Truck for complete fuel system repair services.
Our Fuel System services include the following:
- Fuel Filter Installation
- Fuel Filter Maintenance
- Fuel Filter Removal
- Fuel Filter Repair
- Fuel Gauge
- Fuel Injector Leaks
- Fuel Injector Replacement
- Fuel Injector Cleaning
- Fuel Pressure Regulator
- Fuel Pump
- Fuel Pump Filter
- Fuel Pump Removal
- Fuel Pump Repair
- Fuel Pump Replacement
- Fuel Pump Sending Unit
- Fuel Pump Troubleshooting
- Fuel Tank Filter
- Fuel Tank Installation
- Fuel Tank Leaks
- Fuel Tank Pump
- Fuel Tank Removal
- Fuel Tank Repair
- Pressure Regulator
Fuel System FAQ
Can Trans Tech Auto & Truck please explain gasoline octane ratings?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck is occasionally asked by our customers in the greater Colorado Springs area about what octane ratings in gasoline mean. Trans Tech Auto & Truck tells them that the octane rating in gasoline is a measure by which that gasoline is capable of helping to prevent engine knock, also known as rattling or a pinging noise resulting from the premature ignition of compressed air-fuel mixture in one or more of a engine’s cylinders. The majority of a gas stations around the greater Colorado Springs area sell three grades of octane, 87 octane (regular), 89 octane (mid-grade), and 92 or 93 octane (premium). Octane ratings are located on each gas pump, usually as a bright yellow sticker. If you live in the Colorado Springs area and have any other questions about the fuel you use in your vehicle please feel free to contact Trans Tech Auto & Truck and let one of our auto repair mechanics be of help!
Is where I buy my gasoline in Colorado Springs important?
Not really but try to buy your gas at stations that are always busy to avoid getting gas that has been sitting in the storage tank too long. Also avoid buying gas at a station where you see a fuel truck unloading gas into the tanks as this tends to stir up impurities.
Does high octane gasoline clean a car’s engine better?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck tells our customers that are driving around the roads of greater Colorado Springs that generally as a rule high octane gasoline will not perform better than regular octane gasoline insofar as the prevention of keeping engine deposits from forming, removing engine deposits, or cleaning their cars’ engines. As a matter of fact, all octane grades in all brands of gasoline are required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to include cleaning detergent additives that assist in the protection of the build-up of levels of engine deposits that are considered harmful during the life of a vehicle. If you live in the greater Colorado Springs area and have other questions about the automotive fuel please do not hesitate to contact Trans Tech Auto & Truck and let one of our skilled automotive repair technicians be at your service!
Should I buy high octane gasoline?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck tells our customers in the Colorado Springs area that unless the engine in their car or truck is pinging or knocking, purchasing a higher octane gasoline is wasting their money. In fact the extra cost paid for high octane gasoline can add up to $100 a year – or more! Trans Tech Auto & Truck has learned that some government studies indicate that all combined, drivers across the United States may be paying millions of dollars every year for gasoline with higher octane gas than needed.
Trans Tech Auto & Truck tells our customers that purchasing “premium” (high octane) gasoline is similar to giving your car or truck a “treat”, or increasing performance. But Trans Tech Auto & Truck tells our customers that are driving around the Colorado Springs area that most cars and trucks only require regular octane. Government studies in fact support that in most cases using a higher octane gasoline than recommended by an owner’s manual offer no benefit at all to a vehicle’s performance! In other words high octane gasoline will not make a vehicle run cleaner, go faster, or get better gas mileage.
In conclusion the best advice Colorado Springs can offer anyone driving around the Colorado Springs area insofar as whether purchasing high octane gas is the best option for their vehicle is read the vehicle’s owner manual.
Switching to and using a high octane fuel for a vehicle is usually only recommended when a car engine is knocking when using the recommended fuel. It should also be noted that this happens only to a smaller percentage of vehicles.
How can I drive more effeciently?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck always welcomes the opportunity to share our automotive expertise with our customers when asked about the different ways they can drive around the Colorado Springs area more efficiently. Listed below are several tips for more efficient driving the technicians of Trans Tech Auto & Truck hope are useful in saving gas.
- Sensible Driving – Trans Tech Auto & Truck tells all of our customers in Colorado Springs that driving aggressively around the streets and highways of the Colorado Springs area, to include speeding, braking, rapidly accelerating, etc.) waste gas! Gas mileage can be decreased by as much as 33 percent on the highway and about 5% when driving the streets of the Colorado Springs area. Driving sensibly is not only an overall safer practice for you, but for other residents in the Colorado Springs area as well, meaning more than gas money can be saved!
- Observing Speed Limits – Trans Tech Auto & Truck tells our customers that while every car and truck on the roads of greater Colorado Springs area will reach optimal fuel economy at varying speeds, when traveling above 50 mph. can rapidly decrease a vehicle’s gas mileage. It can be assumed that for every 5 mph. above 50 mph., an additional .23 cents is paid for in gasoline. Additionally observing the speed limit in and around the Colorado Springs area is also much safer.
- Removing Excessive Weight – Trans Tech Auto & Truck is quick to tell all of our customers in the Colorado Springs that want to know how they can drive their vehicles more efficiently that they should avoid keeping heavy items in the vehicle. The MPG for a vehicle can be reduced by up to 2% for every extra 100 pounds. The reduced MPG is calculated on the percentage of extra weight in relation to the weight of the vehicle. Smaller vehicles are affected more than larger vehicles.
- Minimize Excessive Idling – Trans Tech Auto & Truck tells our customers that one of the best ways to drive the streets of the greater Colorado Springs area is to minimize excessive idling. Leaving a vehicle to idle can result in the usage of a quarter to a half gallon of gasoline per hour, dependent on the size of the engine and the air conditioner being in use or not. Trans Tech Auto & Truck suggests our customers turn off their vehicles when parked as it only takes a few seconds worth of gasoline to restart an engine. It is worth mentioning though that turning a vehicle on and off excessively can however increase starter wear so it is advised to use best judgement when using this advice.
- Cruise Control – Trans Tech Auto & Truck suggests to all of our customers that when driving the highways and freeways around the Colorado Springs area it is best practice to use cruise control if a vehicle is equipped with this feature. Cruise control helps maintain a constant speed which in most situations results in better gas mileage.
When do I change my fuel filter?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck and most automobile manufacturers commonly suggest your vehicle’s fuel filter be changed every 25,000 miles. When our customers in the Colorado Springs area are experiencing a sluggish hesitation when accelerating, we tell them to call us for an appointment and let one of the technicians at Trans Tech Auto & Truck check your vehicle’s fuel filter.