Chances are your contact with your car’s fuel is limited to filling it up at the gas station. But, once you put in that fuel it has quite a journey and a few important responsibilities. Your car’s fuel management system must: Allow the engine to start and run in the coldest and hottest places; Allow the engine to run smoothly under all conditions; And keep exhaust emissions in check. The vehicle’s fuel management system uses a multitude of sensors to gather information such as temperature, pressure, air flow, and other parameters.
This information is processed by engine control module. The engine control module can then operate the fuel injectors and various other actuators that control the engine operation. Key components of the fuel management system include: – Fuel Pump – Fuel Filter – Fuel Pressure Regulator – Fuel Injectors – Airflow Sensor – Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor – Oxygen Sensors – Throttle Body – Engine Control Module The fuel management system’s various components may malfunction, this can cause a no-start condition, or you could experience a loss of power, fuel economy or other driveability concern. This can also be accompanied by an illuminated or flashing check engine light, which is nothing to ignore. Have a look at today’s video for a little more insight into your fuel management system.
If your car is overheating, it can be very serious. You shouldn’t continue to drive if you see the temperature gauge has moved towards the “hot” side. Your car may not immediately explode or anything like that, but driving with an overheating engine can cause serious damage to your vehicle. It’s better to pull over and deal with it right away instead of risking very expensive repairs later.
Last week we talked about choosing a good used car to buy when you’re ready. The next step is paying for it, especially if you’d like to get a car that’s beyond your current cash on hand. That brings us to finding a good deal on a car loan to finance that good used car you located. If you’re shopping for a car and need to finance some of the costs there are five good ways you can obtain a car loan at the lowest possible interest rate and the best loan terms.