Your vehicle's fuel system is responsible for storing, filtering and delivering gasoline to the engine, where it can be ignited to create power. The main components of the fuel system are the fuel tank, fuel lines, fuel pump, fuel filters and fuel injectors. Together, they coordinate the delivery of fuel and air to the vehicle's engine cylinders. Like the other systems in your car, the fuel system requires regular maintenance in Bahamas to keep everything clean and running efficiently.

Fuel storage and delivery

In most passenger vehicles, the fuel tank is located near the rear tires. Fuel tank capacities vary from vehicle to vehicle. A typical small car can hold about 12 gallons of gasoline, while larger vehicles usually hold 15 or 16 gallons. Next to the fuel tank is the fuel pump, which sucks gasoline from the tank and carries it through the fuel lines to the engine. This important component is also responsible for keeping the fuel at a safe temperature.

Air and fuel mixture

Since fuel cannot burn without oxygen, gasoline must be combined with clean air before being injected into the combustion chamber. The fuel-air mixture is precisely metered to achieve consistent combustion and maximize fuel efficiency. This process is managed by the carburetor or fuel injectors, depending on the design of your vehicle's fuel system.

Fuel filtering

When exposed to high pressure and heat, gasoline reacts to create microscopic carbon deposits. This can occur and cause a buildup of sediment anywhere in the vehicle's engine and fuel system, although it is particularly problematic around narrow pipes and nozzles that can easily become blocked. Impurities in the gasoline can also contribute to fuel system blockages.