What You Need To Know About Broken Fuel Gauge Repair Service At Byers Airport Subaru
How Does The Fuel Gauge Work In My Car?
Not knowing how much gas is really in your tank can create major problems — especially if you run out of fuel far from home! While this is an uncommon problem on modern cars, it’s not unheard of. If your fuel gauge is behaving erratically, or you just know that it’s reading wrong, we can help at Byers Airport Subaru. Whether the issue is with the gauge itself or the sending unit inside the tank, we can fix it. And since fixing this problem involves removing the whole fuel tank or messing with the wiring behind the dashboard, you’ll probably want the help of a trained professional. Good thing we have factory-trained technicians on staff here in our service center!
While many modern cars have digital fuel gauges instead of analog dials, they all keep track of the fuel level in your car the same way. A device inside the fuel tank called the fuel sending unit — not to be confused with the fuel pump, which actually sends the fuel to the engine — sends the fuel level to the dashboard. It consists of a metal arm and a float. It sits on top of the liquid gasoline in the tank. As the level of fuel goes down, the float sinks with it, and the gauge reflects this change in the dashboard.
Because the level of the fluid in the tank is measured this way, steep slopes can cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately. For instance, if you’re sitting in traffic on a highway onramp with a significant slope and bank, you might notice the fuel gauge goes toward the “E” at an alarming rate. But, as soon as you get back to a flat, level road, it should correct itself.
However, if the fuel sending unit arm becomes stuck, the tank may read full even when it’s almost empty, or read empty even after a fill-up. Often this is caused by rust or corrosion forming on the hinges of the arm, causing it to seize up.
The fuel sending unit is one important part of your car’s fuel system. Other major components include:
- Fuel Pump
- Fuel Filter
- Fuel Injectors
- Evaporative Emissions Control System (EVAP)
- The Fuel Tank Itself
Why Choose The Byers Airport Subaru Service Center?
Unlike the corner garage or franchise oil change place, a dealership service center like ours at Byers Airport Subaru promises the very best service for your car. How? It begins with our friendly service team who’ll greet you and do everything possible to make your service visit as easy as possible. You can even schedule your visit in advance right here on our site! Plus, since we use genuine Subaru OEM parts and accessories designed with your vehicle in mind, you can trust in their performance, fit and quality.
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You’ll find our state-of-the-art service center at 401 N. Hamilton Road, Columbus, OH 43213.