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You’re in control, or so you think! One day you’re about to put the pedal to the metal and rather than taking off in a flash, your vehicle starts chugging along with slow acceleration. At this point you are going to wonder to yourself, ‘What is the problem?’

Fuel System 101

When you press down on the accelerator, it controls the amount of air and fuel the engine takes in, however, over time a build-up of deposits in the fuel system can lead to diminished performance. If sluggish acceleration has got you feeling bogged down, you might be in need of a fuel system cleaning.

Here are some signs your vehicle’s fuel system or fuel filter needs service or replacement:

  1. Reduced power or sluggish acceleration
  2. Difficulty starting
  3. The engine isn’t idling as smooth as it used to
  4. Decreased fuel economy

Coming Clean

Put the pep back in your vehicle’s performance by having your fuel system serviced. This process uses multi-step cleaners that flush out your fuel system, combustion chamber and fuel injectors, removing performance robbing build-up and deposits.

Filter Findings

Your vehicle’s fuel filter is a component that contains filter papers, which are meant to screen out rust and dirt particles before they enter your fuel system. Similar to other filters within your vehicle, the fuel filter has a suggested lifespan and should be replaced at regular intervals according to your owner’s manual recommendations. If necessary a replacement will be recommended. Service availability may vary by each Jiffy Lube Ontario location.

Whether you’ve noticed that your vehicle is not performing at top-notch quality, or are simply in the market for preventive vehicle maintenance – stop by your local Jiffy Lube today to give your vehicle’s fuel system some TLC.

Drive In. Drive On.