Your gas pump’s job is pretty straightforward: to pump fuel from the gas tank to your engine. It doesn’t need to be said that a gas pump that doesn’t work is bad news for your vehicle, which is why it is critical that you are able to recognize some of the telltale warning signs of a gas pump that is on its last leg.

If something does go wrong, however, and you are unable to continue to drive safely, Rob’s Automotive is able to provide roadside assistance throughout Bucks County, PA, and the surrounding area. We can tow your vehicle to safety and assess the problem from there. In the meantime, be on the lookout for these red flags, and feel free to give us a call if you’d like us to check it out.

  1. Engine Sputters at High Speeds

If your vehicle suddenly sputters and then resumes regular performance, there could be something wrong with the fuel pump. This sputtering happens because the pump is struggling to supply a consistent stream of fuel to the engine at the proper pressure.

  1. Rising Temperature

The temperature of your car can predict a fuel pump emergency, so remember to pay attention to your temp gauge. If the heat rises and your car stalls, this might mean that the fuel pump motor is having issues. If the vehicle continues to stall, it may be a sign that the fuel pump is starting to deteriorate and will need to be replaced.

  1. Power Loss When the Car Is Under Stress

A vehicle is placed under stress when climbing an incline or hauling heavy cargo. In such situations, the weakening elements of the fuel pump will begin to cause trouble, and the pump won’t be to keep up with the car’s fuel demands, leading to an overall loss of power.

  1. Surging

Occasionally, a vehicle will be moving normally at a consistent speed and then suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, it will surge ahead as if you had depressed the gas pedal. This is brought about by irregular resistance within the fuel pump motor.

When in doubt, bring your car in and we’ll be more than happy to check the fuel pressure for you. To learn more about what our team at Rob’s Automotive can do for your vehicle, or to learn about our roadside assistance for Philadelphia, PA drivers, please contact us today by calling 215-826-9200.