Do you tend to wait for your car’s fuel meter needle to strike almost empty before you make a visit to the pump?

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You might be thinking of saving a few bucks but it could prove pricy.

Running out of your car’s fuel, that too in a jam seems to be the creepiest picture until you consider the harm that you are causing to the fuel pump. Fuel pump is an essential (but not considered so) part of your car as it helps transferring the fuel from the fuel tank to the fuel injection system, thus it’s a vital component without which car wont work and is concealed inside the fuel tank at the rear. Fuel flowing through the pump acts as a lubricant to the electric motor (electric fuel pump) and thus keeps it cool, and if the car’s fuel runs low it can overheat the motor. So by procrastinating the re-filling task you might risk wearing out the components faster.

electric fuel pump
electric fuel pump

Usually, old cars have a metal tank, which can get corrode due to moist air so topping up timely offers some shield. Moreover, if your car’s fuel pump is mounted in the tank’s base, it can pull in sediments that will choke the filter and once the fuel filter is choked, adequate amount of fuel no longer get to the engine, and your car probably won’t run.

Inside of an electric fuel pump
Inside of an electric fuel pump

Just to mention, the average cost of the car’s fuel pump replacement would be from Rs.25,000-38,000 ($400-$600) including labor cost.

So now by looking at this enormous price people might change their car’s refilling schedule.

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