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Category Archives: Fuel

My car won't run

If your car won't run then it could be due to a faulty fuel pump. Most of the time your fuel pump is an electrical component and over time it will wear out and need to be replaced. This isn't typically something that can be detected prior to the fuel pump failing. A tip to help your fuel pump last longer keep your fuel tank over 1/4 tank. When your tank has less than 1/4 then it can cause your fuel pump to suck air and it can shorten the lifespan.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My fuel gauge stopped working

Your fuel gauge is one of those things that I deem important. I wouldn't want to run out of fuel when driving down the highway because I didn't know how much was in my tank. Your vehicle has a fuel level sending unit that tells the fuel gauge how much fuel is in your tank. If this stops working then your fuel gauge will also stop working. The fuel level sending until will need to be replaced to make your fuel gauge start working again. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My car won't start when I turn the key

If your car won't start when you turn the key it could be due to multiple things including a bad fuel pump. If your fuel pump stops doing it's job which is to supply your engine with the fuel it needs to run properly then your car won't start. Your fuel pump is just that it's an electric pump in your fuel tank that pumps fuel from your tank to your engine. If it stops working then it will need to be replaced to keep you on the road.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why does my fuel gauge bounce up and down?

Your fuel gauge may be bouncing around due to a faulty fuel level sending unit. When your fuel level sending unit starts to go out it will cause your fuel gauge to read improperly. This can cause you to run out of fuel while driving if it's not reading correctly and leave you stranded on the side of the road. Some of these sensors are integrated into your fuel pump and other times they are separate.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why did my car stall?

Your car may have stalled due to a lack of fuel. If your fuel pump stops working then your engine is no longer receiving fuel and it will stall. If this is the issue then your fuel pump will need replacement. Depending on your car your fuel pump may be located inside of your fuel tank.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why does my Dodge Charger smell like gas?

Why does my Dodge Charger smell like gas?

Anytime you have a fuel smell coming from your vehicle you should have it checked out. You could have a fuel leak. Fuel leaks are dangerous and the fumes that come from the fuel aren't good for you.  Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures, Heather

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