On modern vehicles, the PCV system (Positive Crankcase Ventilation System) is essential to ensuring your car or truck is ready to go when you are and remains a long-lasting, reliable vehicle. It’s much more than just emissions control - your PCV system serves multiple purposes and is quite interesting! How does it work, and what are those purposes? Here at Sunset Automotive, Inc in Chandler, AZ, we have those answers for you!
Your car’s fuel system works with the rest of the engine control system to deliver the best performance with the lowest emissions. Check your car’s fuel system regularly or immediately if you smell gas or suspect a problem.
What does it do? - The fuel system transfers fuel from the fuel tank and passes it through a fuel filter for straining before it arrives at the injectors. A pressure regulator controls fuel pressure to ensure good engine performance under a variety of speed and load conditions. Fuel injectors, when activated, spray a metered amount of fuel into the engine. Some vehicles use a return line system to return unused fuel back to the tank.
At Sunset Automotive, Inc in Chandler, AZ, we’ve got every answer to your transmission questions and needs, and answers to a lot of things that fall outside of that realm as well. Today, we’re talking about the ABS light - an issue that plagues many modern drivers at some point or another.
Obviously, the dirtier your fuel system is, the bigger the improvement you will see in performance and fuel economy after a fuel system cleaning. But it is important not to wait until your system is running poorly. If you do, by the time you get a cleaning, you’ve wasted hundreds of dollars in gas or even possibly damaged your fuel injectors and catalytic converter.
Vacuum pressure plays a critical role in keeping your engine running smooth, and performing it’s best. From Sunset Automotive, Inc in Chandler, AZ, here’s some info on vacuum pressure, why you need it, and how to tell if you’ve got a vacuum leak.
Is your Cummins, Powerstroke, or Duramax diesel a four-wheel drive? At Sunset Automotive, Inc in Chandler, AZ, our goal is to help you maintain your four-wheel drive so that it can last you for years to come. Our professional technicians at Sunset Automotive, Inc are here to make sure your truck stays ready for anything.
Trucks aren’t like cars...your average personal vehicle usually holds about 5 quarts of oil, and you are supposed to change it every 3-5k miles. However, the same logic doesn’t apply to large trucks. At Sunset Automotive, Inc in Chandler, AZ, we know how important proper oil changes and diagnostics are to keep your truck on the road, for hundreds of thousands of miles. Here’s what you need to know: