What Is A Fuel Injector Cleaning Service?

Injectors are the part that allows fuel to enter the combustion chamber as a spray. In layman’s terms, it’s your fuels commute to work. Over time fuel deposits build up on the nozzles of the injectors, we call this varnish.

Varnish sounds like it would be a good thing, however, this build-up will change the quality of the spray. We want it to atomise as a fine spray but a blocked nozzle may produce jets instead, or even make the seals ineffective leading to leaks. A change in the injector can affect the fuel consumption and engine performance.

Our fuel injector service cleans the injectors and removes the varnish. Using specialist equipment, we interrupt the fuel system, creating our own small loop through the injector so we can clean it without affecting anything else. We then pressure flush a cleaning product through this microsystem to remove the varnish. The cleaner will also help to remove carbon for an even better result.

This service leaves you with a clean injector, restored spray quality and improved functionality that will help with the longevity of the part.

Why Get A Fuel Injector Service?

There are several reasons why you might want to get a fuel injector service for your car:

Improved Performance

Smoother engine operation
Clean fuel injectors deliver fuel evenly and efficiently, resulting in smoother idling, acceleration, and overall driving experience.

Increased power
Clogged injectors restrict fuel flow, decreasing engine power and responsiveness. Cleaning them can restore lost power and pep.

Reduced engine noise
Properly functioning fuel injectors create a finer fuel mist, leading to quieter engine operation.

Enhanced Fuel Efficiency

Better fuel mileage
Clogged injectors waste fuel, leading to decreased gas mileage. Cleaning them can significantly improve fuel economy, saving you money at the pump.

Reduced emissions
Cleaner burning fuel from efficient fuel injectors results in lower emissions, which is better for the environment and potentially avoids emission testing issues.

Prevention of Major Problems

Extended engine life
Regularly cleaning injectors prevents carbon buildup and wear, protecting vital engine components and prolonging its lifespan.

Reduced risk of breakdowns
Clogged fuel injectors can lead to engine stalling, sputtering, and even complete failure. Proactive cleaning prevents these issues and keeps you on the road.

Signs You Might Need a Fuel Injector Service

  • Rough idle or engine lurching
  • Poor acceleration or loss of power
  • Increased fuel consumption
  • Engine knock or pinging
  • Hard starting
  • Visible fuel leaks near the injectors

How Often Should I Get A Fuel Injector Service For My Car?

The recommended frequency for fuel injector cleaning depends on your car’s make, model, driving habits, and fuel quality. Generally, it’s best to consult your owner’s manual or a trusted mechanic. Some suggest every 30,000 to 50,000 miles, while others recommend as infrequently as every 100,000 miles.

Overall, a fuel injector service is a relatively inexpensive preventative maintenance procedure that can significantly improve your car’s performance, fuel economy, and lifespan. If you’re experiencing any of the signs mentioned above, it’s worth considering having your injectors checked and cleaned.

Why Choose JLR Essex For Your Jaguar/Land Rover Repairs and Maintenance?

If you are looking for car repairs near me, JLR Essex are specialist in independent Jaguar and Land Rover repairs and servicing at competitive prices. With us, there are no hidden costs or complicated explanations, we’re up to 60% cheaper than main dealer prices.

We provide a clear and easy-to-understand explanation of any issues with your vehicle and the techniques we will use to fix the problem. Our team of highly-trained technicians in Brentwood, Essex, will make sure your car is back in full working order as quickly as possible. With every repair service, you’ll receive a free M.O.T. from a technician you can trust.

We only use original equipment parts and Castrol Edge oil as standard. The JLR Essex master technicians use the latest equipment and industry techniques to ensure your Jaguar or Land Rover receives the best possible service. To keep track of what service you’ve received, our specialists maintain all service history including digital service history.

Here are some reasons why we make a difference:

Dealer Level Service at Independent Prices

  • The latest manufacturers diagnostic equipment
  • Fully trained technicians
  • Two years or 24,000 miles guarantee on all works carried out
  • For the larger unexpected bill, we can offer Payment Assist to split the costs of the bill into 4 equal payments INTEREST FREE (subject to T&C)
  • Free MOT With Every Service
  • Location Collection and Delivery Within 15 Miles Of Our Garage
  • Save up to 40% off main dealer repairs and servicing