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How Long Does a Fuel Filler Neck Last?

Getting gas from the pump to your gas tank is the only way to keep a car going. The fuel filler neck is a metal tube that is welded to the gas tank of a car. The gas cap resides at the end of this tube and is removed when more gas is needed for the vehicle. This part is used when gas is needed to run the car. It is subjected to grueling conditions over the years. Without a properly working fuel filler neck, it will be nearly impossible to keep your car supplied with the fuel that it needs.

The fuel filler neck is designed to last the life of the vehicle. Due to its metal construction, rust is usually one of the most common causes of this part needing to be replaced. Having a leaking fuel filler neck can be a fire hazard, which is the biggest reason why replacing it in a timely manner is important. These necks are designed to have a 45-degree tilt to them to make it easy to get the fuel in the tank. Taking a look at this part of a car from time to time will allow you to find any damage that may be present.

Looking for cracks or rust spots in the fuel filler neck can help to reduce the damage that this type of repair causes. If unsure about what to look for, then you will need to find a professional to assist you.

Here are some of the things that you may notice when it is time to get the filler neck on your vehicle repaired:

  • The strong odor of gas after filling up the vehicle
  • Fuel is spilling out from underneath the vehicle
  • Puddles of gas under the car after periods of inactivity
  • Significantly decreased fuel mileage

Due to the danger that this type of repair poses, it is important to get your fuel filler neck fixed immediately after the issues are discovered. The complexity of this type of repair is the reason why you will need to use a professional mechanic.


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John

19 years of experience
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19 years of experience
Toyota Highlander - Fuel Filler Neck - Winter Garden, Florida
My experience in general was not good, but John was finally able to rectify the problem and get the repair done. There were misunderstandings from the very first appointment and it took a different tech to make it right. John was very patient and professional and I would book with him again in the future.
Dodge Journey - Battery - Orlando, Florida
On time and very courteous

David

12 years of experience
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David
12 years of experience
Audi A7 Quattro - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Marietta, Georgia
David showed up promptly with the correct parts and tools. He was very curtious and explained to me what he was doing while he was working. I would hire David again in a heartbeat.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Car is not starting - Kennesaw, Georgia
On time professional and knowledgeable.

Chuy

13 years of experience
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Chuy
13 years of experience
Honda CR-V - Fuel Filler Neck - Evanston, Illinois
Excellent service and friendly. Would reccomend highly.

Kenneth

19 years of experience
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Kenneth
19 years of experience
BMW 330i - Fuel Filler Neck - Playa Del Rey, California
A fantastic experience. Kenneth is a consummate professional. He arrived on time, explained everything that he did, and expertly performed each service. He finished the work in less time than was quoted and noticed another issue with the vehicle but told me that only the gasket would need to be replaced, and that people might try to up-sell the entire assembly, which would be unnecessary. Needless to say, I am going to have Kenneth do the job and hopefully work with him on all future automobile repairs. Thanks again, Kenneth!

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