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Fuel Tank Replacement

Your car needs fuel to run. In order to hold that fuel you have a very secure, very airtight tank. If there’s a crack or a leak in your fuel tank, not only are you losing precious gas, but also risking a movie level explosion. 

What is a fuel tank?

In modern cars it can range from a steel tank lined with a synthetic rubber skin, to a form of bladder that expands and contracts depending on the amount of fuel in the tank. They are typically tucked up and away from the road to prevent damage or puncture if the car bottoms out. The tank will be vented to keep it from cracking or splitting under pressure.

Why do you need a fuel tank?

Not only to hold the fuel that the engine needs, but also in modern cars, they hold the fuel pump and fuel float. These get fuel to the engine and tell you how much you have left. The need to contain fuel safely and house important components makes it very important to have a safe fuel tank.

How to tell if you need a new fuel tank

If you notice fuel leaking out of the tank that’s not good. If there’s rust or breakdown inside the tank then it will need replacing. If your tank is punctured or any other issues it will need replacing as well. 

What’s involved in getting a fuel tank replaced?

The mechanic will hoist the vehicle and disconnect any fuel lines or wiring. They will then unbolt the tank from its mounting position and remove the fuel pump if applicable. They will then insert the new tank and bolt it into place with the fuel pump. The lines and float will be reconnected and the tank will be pressure tested. Once the tank is deemed safe, they will refill it with fuel and the tank will be good to go.

How much does a fuel tank cost?

It depends on the tank that the car uses. Cheaper tanks will be in the $400 range while more modern and expensive jobs will climb above $800.

How often do I need a fuel tank replaced?

Only as a problem arises. It’s very rare for a tank to require fully replacing and in some cases a patch or repair is possible to keep costs down.

Is a broken fuel tank unsafe?

You don’t want to be on the 6’oclock news as the person whose car blew up. A leaking or damaged fuel tank is extremely unsafe and should be repaired asap.

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