You may not know it, but over year’s cars will accumulate significant dirt and rust in their gas tanks. This grime can build up and eventually find its way into the fuel lines connecting your gas tank to your engine. When this happens, in the best case, you’ll experience a clog, blockage, or accumulation of dirt on fuel injectors that will prevent fuel from making its way to your cylinders. In the worst case, this accumulation of gunk won’t block your fuel lines, and will make its way into the cylinders itself.
Fuel Filters: The only thing standing in the way of these build ups of gas sediment, rust, and dirt, is your fuel filter. Out of sight, and out of mind, vehicle owners can sometimes neglect to change these out. When they become too full, they will prevent fuel from efficiently making its way to your engine. Usually this results in sputtering and poor acceleration on the highway, but in severe cases can cause an engine to suddenly shut off as though it has run out of gas!