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Monthly Archives: February 2019

How Carbon Deposits Can Cause Performance Issues and Rob Your Car Fuel Mileage

If you own a car, you have probably heard people talking about how carbon build-up affects the health of your car. When buying a car, fuel efficiency is one of the most basic factors to consider. Most car manufacturers also use fuel efficiency as a selling point so this is something that no one can ignore. Now, let’s have a look at what carbon build-up means and its impact on your car engine. Carbon build up refers to black soot deposits that form in the combustion chamber. Carbon build-up symptoms include: misfires, hard engine starts, black exhaust cloud that come out during hard acceleration, reduced acceleration, and rough cold idle. All these problems lead to decreased car performance. Below is a detailed description of the impacts of carbon build-up. First, your car engine will lose its power. Carbon build-up changes the air to fuel ratio of the engine. Such a scenario occurs when sensors start functioning poorly due to carbon build-up that prevents the closure of the val ... read more

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