As the cold months continue, it’s important to know how to adapt to weather changes. This includes handling your vehicle in certain ways to protect the integrity of its performance and style. You’ll want to look for important signs of the weather affecting it, such as if your fuel line is frozen.  A frozen fuel line will stop an engine dead in its tracks, preventing it from getting the essential fuel it needs to fire up. As a result, our Long Island area Jeep Dodge Chrysler RAM dealer wants to ensure that you take care of your vehicle by knowing the signs of when your fuel line is frozen. 

How to Check if Your Fuel Line is Frozen Near Long Island

Frozen fuel lines are related to the problem of vapor lock, because in vapor lock, liquid fuel contained in the fuel line will turn to vapor when the engine is stopped and still hot. This prevents the carburetor or fuel injectors from being able to get the fuel they need to fire, and the engine shuts down. A frozen fuel line happens when water vapor contained in the fuel line freezes due to cold temperatures. Gelled fuel is something diesel users have to contend with in the wintertime, but it rarely involves water in the fuel lines. If this happens, the helpful technicians at our Long Island area Jeep Dodge Chrysler RAM service center would be happy to help you find a solution. 

If you’re looking for signs that your fuel line is frozen to be sure you need to come in to see us, there are some ways to be sure.  We advise placing a portable heater under the car and under the hood to warm the gas lines. The frozen water will thaw out and you'll be good to go.  Same thing for moving the car to a warmer place. Some other ways to thaw at your fuel lines include:
Keep your battery charged
Keep the fuel tank as full as possible
Use ethanol fuel
Add fresh gasoline
Keep a Thawing Additive on hand to use when you need it

For more information on thawing out your fuel line in cold weather, contact us at Town & Country Jeep Dodge Chrysler RAM.
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