What Does The Fuel Pump Do Exactly?

Located in the fuel tank, the fuel pump, which nowadays is usually electric, simply pumps fuel from your gasoline tank to your engine. The pump creates pressure in the fuel lines that pushes the gasoline to the engine. Unused fuel is returned to the fuel tank. In most cars the fuel pump delivers a constant flow of gasoline to the engine. When the flow becomes less constant, your car starts acting sluggish or just stops acting altogether.

What Causes The Fuel Pump To Fail?

Fuel pumps can fail for a number of reasons. Most commonly because of contamination, overheating and over time, the gears in your fuel pump wear out.

Anything I Can Do To Help?

Try not to run your car on a low gas tank. On most vehicles, 10-15 times the amount of fuel your fuel pump sends to your engine gets sent back to your tank. This help cools down your fuel. By running on a low tank, the fuel in your tank can overheat or even run dry.

So If You Need A New One?

Come to your neighborhood Brickyard Automotive. Our expert technicians will fit your car with a name brand pump and send you off for as little money and time spent as possible. Saving you time and money is what Brickyard Automotive is all about.

Brickyard Automotive makes it easy to keep your car running longer.

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