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What You Need to Know About Your Carburetor

When to Replace Your Carburetor 

Owning a car certainly has its perks, but it also means you’ll have to handle the maintenance of said car whether your complete repairs yourself or take your vehicle to a car dealership or service shop. Many car repairs aren’t too expensive, but some can certainly ring up quite a bill, and one of those is the carburetor. 

How often you need to replace your carburetor really depends. It’s quite possible the part could last you as long as you own the vehicle. In many cases, if there are problems with the carburetor, it may simply need to be cleaned out and rebuilt. This sort of service could only cost you a couple hundred, depending on the extent of the work that is required. That will be determined by your service technician. 

If you do need to replace the carburetor, which is something your service tech will help you determine, it could cost you nearly a thousand dollars in some cases. But, like we said, it’s very possible you never encounter the need for such a part replacement. 

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Signs Your Carburetor is Bad 

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If you do expect your carburetor is experiencing some trouble, it’s definitely something you don’t want to ignore. Some telltale signs that your carburetor could be in trouble include: 

  • Worsening fuel economy 
  • Stalling 
  • Signs of the car having difficulty running at idle 
  • Flooding of the engine 

If you do expect your car’s carburetor may need to be looked at, be sure to have it looked at by a reliable vehicle service technician as soon as you are able. 

Of course, it also helps to buy your next vehicle from a place you can trust, and at Dan’s Car World you can trust that we offer reliable used models. So, the next time you’re in need of a vehicle, contact us here at the dealership.