The fuel pump is an essential part of your vehicle, and it serves an important purpose.
Most every vehicle needs gasoline in order to function. Whenever your vehicle’s engine needs additional fuel, the fuel pump is responsible for pumping the required amount of gasoline from your gas tank to the engine. This process is what provides the fuel that powers your vehicle.
In general, you’ll never even notice your fuel pump, unless it starts to malfunction.
A properly functioning fuel pump is critical to the cranking and running of your vehicle. As your vehicle’s fuel pump ages, it becomes less efficient at pumping gasoline to your engine. As a result, your vehicle will have more difficulty running properly. You may need to replace or fix your fuel pump.
How will I know if I need to replace or fix my fuel pump?
In the event of complete fuel pump failure, your vehicle won’t function at all. The following are some common signs that you need to fix your fuel pump because it may be failing:
Q: How much is a fuel pump?
A: It depends. The cost to replace or fix a fuel pump will depend on the make/model of your vehicle. For example, many cars that have been manufactured in the last decade have electric fuel pumps, which have a different cost when compared to other types of fuel pumps.
Q: How many types of fuel pumps are there?
A: In the past, all fuel pumps were mechanical. Mechanical fuel pumps operate through a system that runs off of the rotation of the engine itself. The more modern type of fuel pump is electrical. Electronic fuel pumps work via a computer control system.
Q: How long does it take to fix or replace a fuel pump?
A: The length of time required to fix or replace a fuel pump depends on your automotive technician, the level of expertise, and the tools/equipment available, and where the fuel pump is located (in the engine compartment, under the vehicle or in the fuel tank).
At USA Automotive, we have the automotive team, experience, and equipment to properly diagnose your fuel pump issue and fix or replace it. We can usually replace or fix fuel pumps within an hour, but some can take up to three hours if it is in a difficult location.
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As a critical component in your vehicle’s internal combustion system, it is important to know what a fuel pump is, how it functions, and how to identify symptoms of trouble. The sooner you bring your vehicle in to be repaired, the better your chances may be for avoiding more expensive automotive repairs down the line. A simple fuel pump fix could save you a lot in the long run.
Call USA Automotive today at 919-249-5295 for a FREE quote on fuel pump repair. You can also fill out our simple, online form. We look forward to being of service!
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