What is the Fuel Hose all about?
Your car’s fuel hose, also called the fuel line, is made of plastic, metal or rubber. It delivers gasoline from the fuel tank to the fuel pump, and from there your fuel is delivered to the engine’s central combustion chamber, either via fuel injection (in newer vehicles) or a carburetor (usually in older models). If the hose leaks, you’re going to lose fuel and confront safety issues.
Keep in mind:
Fuel hose replacement is not part of your routine vehicle maintenance.
Fuel hoses can become cracked, broken and worn, and if that happens you could end up leaking gas, or having trouble starting your vehicle.
Don’t assume that car fluid leaks are due to a faulty fuel hose – it could be something else in your car’s fuel system.
How it's done:
- The vehicles hood is opened and the gas cap is removed
- The defective fuel hose is removed
- The new fuel hose is installed
- The gas cap is installed and the engine is started to check for leaks
- The repair is verified and the fuel system is tested for leaks and proper operation
Gasoline is highly volatile, and if exposed to a flame or spark, could inflict serious harm to you and your vehicle. Our professional mechanics can diagnose fuel problems and recommend an appropriate course of action.
What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Fuel Hose?
- Puddle of gas under car
- Smell of gasoline
- Car starts hard or not at all
How important is this service?
If your car fuel hose is leaking, you need to have the problem taken care of immediately. Not only will you experience problems starting your car, but face the possibility of an engine fire. For your safety, this is a repair to perform immediately.