What’s Included in a Fuel System Service?

fuel system serviceWhen you take your vehicle in for routine maintenance you often get a list of things back from the service technicians that are broken, need to be replaced, or are upcoming maintenance items.  Depending on your personality that can cause you to break out your wallet and get it all done right away, it could send you home with a long list to ponder the costs and benefits, or it might go straight on the passenger floor board never to be read again.

If you trust your mechanic then all the maintenance items are important, but sometimes it can be difficult to see which items need to be accomplished immediately for your safety, what needs to be done soon to keep your car from breaking down.

One of the maintenance items you may have had recommended for your vehicle is a fuel system service.  If you look in your owner’s manual for your vehicle you most likely won’t find a recommended interval for servicing the fuel system in your vehicle.  That doesn’t give you a free pass on servicing your fuel system, but it does mean you have to be smart about when you do it.

Even though your vehicle’s fuel system isn’t as complicated as old carbureted systems, it still needs to be cleaned from time to time.  Depending on how old your vehicle is and the kind of mileage it gets, you may have already put over 10,000 gallons of gasoline in it.  Even if the fuel you purchase is relatively free of impurities, that much fuel is bound to leave deposits in your fuel system over time.

A full fuel system service should include both a chemical cleaning of your system and replacing any worn components.  This could include your fuel pump, fuel filter or fuel injectors.  Fuel filters should be changed every 30,000 miles or at the interval specified in your owner’s manual.  Fuel pumps and fuel injectors don’t normally need to be replaced unless they are showing signs of wear.  For your fuel pump, this could include hard starts or low fuel pressure.  If your injectors are worn you may experience poor fuel mileage or misfires.

Fuel InjectorThe chemical cleaning of your fuel system is to remove any deposits that may have settled in your fuel system over time.  These deposits can build up in your fuel tank, your fuel pump inlet or filter, in your fuel lines, or on your fuel injectors.  These deposits can reduce fuel flow, put extra stress on the fuel pumps and cause your fuel injectors to not deliver fuel properly to your engine causing problems.

In many cases simply performing a fuel system service can extend the life of your fuel pump and fuel injectors so we recommend performing the chemical cleaning step of your fuel system service every time you get your oil changed.

When you’re ready to clean your fuel system from the inside out, use BlueDevil Fuel System Cleaner to restore your fuel system.  BlueDevil Fuel System Cleaner will dissolve deposits and keep your fuel pump and fuel injectors safe and operating properly.  BlueDevil Fuel System Cleaner is safe for any engine and will not damage any sensors.

For more information about BlueDevil Fuel System Cleaner, visit our product information page here: Fuel System Cleaner


You can purchase BlueDevil Fuel System Cleaner at any of our partnering local auto parts stores like:

  • AutoZone
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  • Bennett Auto Supply
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