is an often overlooked maintenance service on your vehicle. Clean injectors are
essential for proper engine function and fuel efficiency. The fuel injectors
pressurize fuel, delivering it through an aperture as an fine, fan-shaped spray
to the engine. Eventually, the burning fuel causes deposits in the aperture,
causing poor engine performance and inconsistent fuel delivery. This is evident
by being hard to start, a rough idle, hesitation, decrease gas mileage, poor
performance and pre-ignition. Fifth Gear Automotive can provide this service
for your vehicle in our auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX.
vehicle’s owner’s manual under the service section for the specific
recommendation, but typically fuel injection cleaning service is recommended
every 36 months or 45,000 miles. Many drivers use fuel injector cleaner, and
while quality brands will help, a professionally provided fuel injection
cleaning offers the best results. Our certified mechanics can
provide the automotive services you require in our auto repair shops
in Lewisville, TX.
plug is also a vital component in your vehicle. It is responsible for the
ignition of fuel in the engine, during the process of combustion. Fouled, worn
and an incorrect gap on plugs will affect your vehicle’s performance and can
cause a no-start condition. Time and wear are the enemy of the
spark plug, and as the plug’s gap widens, engine performance and gas mileage
decrease. Time for new spark plugs? Bring your vehicle into our auto repair
shops in Lewisville, TX for professional services from our certified
wires convey the electrical power from the vehicle’s battery to the spark plugs
in order to start your vehicle. Worn spark plug wires can cause poor
performance such as stalling, rough surges, poor gas mileage, and other
problems due to insufficient voltage making it to the combustion chamber.
plug wires in need of replacing include cracks, burns or cuts to the exterior
of the plug wires. Spark plug wires should be replaced at the manufacturer
recommended intervals. Check your owner’s manual for the specific
recommendation. Bring your vehicle in for service you can rely on at Fifth Gear
Automotive auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX.
Cap and Rotor
distributor cap and the rotor inside also play a vital role in your
vehicle’s ignition. They are responsible for conveying the voltage from the
ignition coils to the engine’s cylinder where combustion occurs via the spark
plug wires and spark plugs.
years, vehicles have been produced that lack a distributor. The coil works the
same as on vehicles with large centrally located coils. In newer vehicles, the
electronic control unit (ECU) has complete control over precise spark timing. This offers the benefits of increased fuel
efficiency, emissions and vehicle performance. Fifth Gear’s certified mechanics
can provide the automotive services you require in our auto repair shops in
Causes of a No-Start Condition
There are a
number of reasons why a vehicle will not start, common causes include the
• In a dead battery situation, the
vehicle will not start, and if the battery is truly dead flashers won’t flash,
electric windows will not operate, and dash display may not come on. A low
battery may power some of the electric functions, such as emergency flashers,
but will be inadequate to start your vehicle. Fifth Gear Automotive can take care of your automotive battery replacement
for you in our auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX.
• A bad fuel pump fails to provide
the fuel required for combustion resulting in no-start. However, a hard start
may be due to dirty fuel injectors. Fifth Gear Automotive can take care of your
vehicle’s problems in our auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX.
• Low engine compression will result in a no-start
situation. Low compression is often due to a slipped or broken timing belt.
• An overly rich fuel-air mixture
can “drown out” the engine when trying to start. This can be due to several
causes, such as a overly high fuel pressure or incorrect sensor date reaching
the PCM computer. A spark plug overly wet with gas indicates too much fuel is
being injected into the cylinder.
• Blown fuse or bad sensor
• Worn, bad, fouled or incorrectly
gap on spark plugs
• Worn or damaged spark plug
wire(s). When a bad plug wire has occurred its also wise to change the ignition
coil if an open circuit has occurred in a plug wire. Furthermore, it is better
to replace all plug wires rather than a single one.
maintenance is essential for a properly operating car, and prevents a large
number of breakdowns. In addition, when components fail, not providing prompt repair can result in additional
components failing. When you bring your vehicle in for automotive
maintenance, our auto technicians will provide service and
inspection, which can identify failing components early, before it leaves you
stranding waiting for a tow truck. Furthermore, routine maintenance helps to
ensure you receive the longest lifespan possible for your car. Count on Fifth
Gear to help you get the longest life and most reliable service possible for
Fifth Gear Automotive to schedule automotive service, or simply bring your
vehicle in to our auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX. Our ASE certified
mechanics offer the professional automotive
services you need, and the expertise you can rely on with each and every