How Long Does a Fuel Injector Last? | YourMechanic Advice

How Long Does a Fuel Injector Last?

The fuel that resides in your gas tank has to be carried to various spots of the engine to be burned and used to power the vehicle. Making sure that the fuel is being delivered properly should be something that you take very seriously. Normally, the fuel from the tank will travel through lines to the fuel injectors to be dispersed. Each of the cylinders in the engine will have a dedicated fuel injector. The fuel will be dispensed in a fine mist, which makes it much easier to use and burn during the combustion process. Every time you crank and run your car, the fuel injector will be used to provide the engine with the power it needs to perform.

The fuel injectors on your car will typically last between 50,000 and 100,000 miles. The length of time that the injector lasts has a lot to do with the type of gas that is used in the car and how often the various fuel filters are changed. Using lower grade gas will usually lead to the fuel injectors becoming gummed up. There are a number of injector treatments on the market that can help to break up these types of deposits. Eventually, even the treatments will not be able to get the injectors back in good shape and they will need to be changed out. A bad injector can wreak havoc on an engine and will have to be replaced immediately to restore functionality.

The fuel injectors are a very vital part of your engine and without out them the proper amount of fuel will not be delivered. The last thing that you want to do is ignore the warning signs that the fuel injectors need to be replaced due to the damage it can cause your engine.

When the fuel injectors are in need of replacement, here are some of the things you will start to notice:

  • The Check Engine Light is on
  • Your engine continuously misfires
  • The fuel efficiency of the car begins to decline significantly
  • You detect fuel leaks around where the fuel injectors are mounted
  • There is a noticeable gas odor coming from the vehicle

Getting a quality fuel injector put back on your car will be worth the money spent due to the performance it can provide.


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Torrieanto

11 years of experience
590 reviews
Torrieanto
11 years of experience
Chrysler Town & Country - Fuel Injector - Saint Petersburg, Florida
Torreanto replaced all 6 injectors on my 2008 Town and Country for an extremely reasonable cost. He is a very competent mechanic with excellent experience. His troubleshooting and analytical skills were very apparent during our discussion of the work at hand. I really enjoyed talking with him on an engineer to engineer level. The job was completed in a timely manner with careful attention to detail. My car is running smoothly again with excellent power. He was also helpful in discussing other issues that were identified that may need addressing in the future. I will definitely look for him to do any necessary work on my van in the future.
Volkswagen Jetta - Fuel Injector - Riverview, Florida
Torrieantos arrived on time to complete the repairs. He was courteous, knowledgeable and got the car back up and running like new.

Matthew

32 years of experience
839 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
Mitsubishi Raider - Fuel Injector - Newport News, Virginia
Great Mechanic!!! Work was complete in a very timely manner. Much easier than having go through the gymnastics of having a dealership perform the work.
Dodge Avenger - Fuel Injector - Norfolk, Virginia
Matt is great! Super knowledgeable and helpful. Not pushy at all and gives you his honest advice on what'd he'd do for his own car. Definitely recommend and will be using him again!

Zachary

8 years of experience
43 reviews
Zachary
8 years of experience
GMC Yukon - Fuel Injector - Hockley, Texas
Nice guy, friendly and courteous. He did good work. While it did not fix the overall issue with the car, what he was tasked to do was done well and knocks off a possible cause of my misfire. Thanks Zachary!
Jeep Cherokee - Fuel Injector - Cypress, Texas
Zach was on time, fixed the diagnosed issue and pointed out another problem, which could have resulted in a major safety issue if not repaired. He was not scheduled to work the rest of the day, but fit me in and got my car back to good condition! Thanks Zachary.

Joseph

19 years of experience
507 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Fuel Injector - Clearfield, Utah
Joseph was very knowledgeable on what was going on and let me ask questions about anything he was doing or if he had any ideas on what to do. He did help me cut down the price because I didn’t need as much work as a shop told me I needed which of course was very helpful. Honesty is my favorite trait. I would highly recommend this service and Joseph to anyone. I even scheduled my appointment and was fit in that day. It’s very helpful having an expert come to you then you try and find an expert. Best service I have found, I’m not gonna use a shop again if I don’t have too.
Mazda Tribute - Fuel Injector - Bountiful, Utah
He was patient with all of my questions and waiting for the part to come in the mail. Did not make me feel stupid. He was very respectful. A good guy

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