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Fuel System Repair Services

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a mechanic works on fuel system repair servicesAll gas-powered cars, trucks, and SUVs (even hybrids) use some form of internal combustion requiring fuel. Simply put, if fuel can’t get to your vehicle’s engine performance suffers. At the same time, a clogged or damaged fuel system can greatly decrease fuel efficiency leading to you paying more in gas while also reducing the longevity of your vehicle. Proper fuel system maintenance and the fuel system repair services offered by Lockett’s Auto Care in Catonsville can get your vehicle back to running smoothly.

What Is the Fuel System?

The fuel system of a car, truck, or SUV is made up of the tank, pump, filter, and injectors. I can also include the catalytic converter or carburetor. When any single component of the system is damaged or degraded, vehicle performance and reliability suffer. Build-up increases over time when the fuel system is neglected, drastically lowering fuel efficiency, increasing emissions, and reducing power.

There are some rather clear signs that you need fuel system repair services like that offered by Lockett’s Auto Care of Catonsville. If your car, truck, or SUV experiences any of the following, make an appointment today:

  • Poor acceleration 
  • Reduced mileage
  • Stalling, hesitating, or lurching
  • Rough idling

Why It’s Important to Clean Your Fuel System

Cleaning the fuel system regularly can remove deposits from the engine, clean cylinders, and help the exhaust system and catalytic converter last longer. Fuel marred by deposits from poorly maintained fuel lines contributes to inefficiency, increases the amount spent on gas, and contributes to damage requiring more extensive repairs. Monitoring your vehicle’s fuel system can prevent thousands of dollars from having to go through a major repair like replacing the catalytic converter.

Our team of technicians looks at all parts of the fuel system to determine your vehicle’s specific needs. Several issues can arise when fuel systems are neglected. At Locketts’ Auto Care, we examine the following during our fuel system repair services:

  • Pump: The fuel pump is critical to the operation of the internal combustion engine.
  • Injector: The fuel injector delivers a precise fuel charge to the engine cylinders. A glitch here because of faulty timing or clogs creates issues through the vehicle.
  • Filter: The fuel filter removes particles preventing fuel injectors from becoming corroded or clogged. An effective filter increases engine performance. Replacing the fuel filter regularly is the kind of preventative maintenance that keeps your car, truck, or SUV running at peak performance.

Fuel System FAQs

While there are several possible culprits of vehicles “running rough,” a failing fuel system, carburetor issue, old fuel, or defective fuel pump may be the cause.

Aside from transmission issues, a defective fuel pump may contribute to a vehicle being unable to accelerate beyond a certain speed.
Common signs of a cracked fuel line include smelling a strong gasoline odor, and your car using more fuel than normal.


If you’ve noticed your vehicle is under-performing, your fuel system may be the culprit. Reach out to Lockett’s Auto Care at 410.744.4328 to schedule an appointment today. Our experienced technicians conduct a thorough inspection and make you aware of the issues your vehicle is experiencing. We offer honest assessments at a fair price. Alongside fuel system repair services, we offer a broad range of services like:

  • Alignment
  • Emissions
  • Cooling System
  • Belts and hoses
  • Electrical system
  • Differential
  • Drivetrain
  • Tires and wheels
  • Steering and suspension

Don’t put off your vehicle’s maintenance; reach out to us today.