Tips For Fuel-Efficiency from Car Expert Bosch
Invest in auto parts that minimize gas consumption
In an age when gasoline has become a precious commodity, motorists have become increasingly conscious of their fuel consumption habits. But with the prices of gas and diesel, compounded by heavy traffic, motorists are finding that even their daily commute can be a costly affair.
Fortunately, saving on fuel can be as simple as investing in a few key engine parts. Leading automotive parts supplier Bosch encourages car owners to improve their automobiles’ efficiency through scheduled maintenance at Bosch Car Service Centers and installing Bosch auto parts that enable car engines to run at peak performance.
Among the top auto parts that increase fuel efficiency are the air-mass meter or mass-airflow sensor, oxygen or lambda sensor, fuel pump and fuel injector. Ensuring that these essential parts are of the best quality and running at optimum condition will help car owners manage their fuel costs and minimize harmful emissions while preventing long-term engine damage to their precious cars.
Because of its technology innovation and leadership, Bosch has been an automotive parts supplier of choice among the world’s leading car-makers. No car is without Bosch parts, and Bosch innovations continue to make roads safe for everyone.
Sensors to ensure the right balance
Bosch invented lambda sensors – also known as oxygen sensors — in the 1960s. Today, every car produced after 1980 has a lambda sensor, which, along with the air-mass meter, makes up for the most important parts of a car’s emission system. Bosch continues to lead in the innovation of this critical device, particularly because minimizing greenhouse gases and fuel consumption have become imperatives worldwide.
With Bosch lambda sensors, cars can reduce fuel consumption by 15% and have lower pollutant emissions. Lambda sensors control the engine’s emission system by ensuring the precise ratio of air to fuel. When there is too much or too little air in the fuel as it is burned, the engine produces more pollutants in the exhaust. When this happens, the engine’s catalytic converter can become damaged, a part that is extremely costly to repair.
Lambda sensors work in tandem with the air-mass meter or air flow sensor, a device that detects the actual air-mass flow and transmits the measured values to the regulating and control systems of the engine. Bosch lambda sensors and air-mass meters feed air and fuel through the engine in a precisely defined proportion, enabling car owners to meet today’s stringent emissions standards, and ensuring that vehicles are not consuming fuel unnecessarily.
The best reason to ensure that cars have top quality lambda sensors and air-mass meters is the savings these two key parts can generate on every journey. Motorists can save up to 196 liters of fuel in a year, assuming a typical annual mileage of 14,000 kilometers. At pump prices of Php 53 per liter, this translates to over Php10,000 worth of potential fuel savings in a year!
Pumped for Performance
The fuel system consists of the fuel pump which transfers fuel from the tank to a fuel filter for straining. In cars with a fuel injection system, the fuel then arrives at the injectors which spray a metered amount of atomized fuel into the engine.
A defective fuel injector may inject either too much gas or too little — this can cause various problems like engine speed fluctuations, lack of power, high amounts of gas emissions and cold starting issues. Worst of all, it can also lead to catalytic-converter damage, which will cause a drop in gas mileage or engine failure.
The Bosch fuel pump controls fuel pressure to ensure good engine performance under a variety of speed and load conditions.
Bosch Fuel Injectors assure the best gas to distance ratio, improved starting performance, instant acceleration, longer service life of the engine and emission-specific components, as well as proper fuel firing. Bosch fuel injectors prevent catalytic converter damage because they are designed to supply the engine with the correct amount of fuel as required for each and every operating condition
Car care at its best
As with all car mechanisms, these care parts are subject to normal wear and tear as well the effects of residue and other contaminants that may be left behind by diesel or gasoline. Regularly checking, maintaining, repairing or replacing these parts is highly recommended to ensure that the car engine continues to perform efficiently, and prevent incidences of stalling or hard starting. It is imperative to seek quality service for the car’s fuel system as inaccurate diagnosis and faulty repair may lead to engine damage, which a costly and time-consuming affair.
Because of the complexity of these fuel systems, and the sensitivity of fuel injectors, car owners need to consider their car service providers very carefully. Owners must choose a service partner such as the Bosch Car Service Center that has a long legacy of car care expertise, an extensive network of branches for convenience, and proprietary technology for diagnostics and repair, particularly for complicated and expensive car parts such as fuel systems.
Bosch has enriched the lives of motorists and drivers by providing top-quality products that are cost-efficient and environmentally safe. Bosch is also committed to ensure that cars stay durable and road-worthy through expert car service and repair at over 34 Bosch Car Service centers nationwide. The Bosch Car Service network provides bumper-to-bumper car care solutions, including diagnostics, parts replacement and maintenance.
For more information on Bosch accessories and service, log on to the Bosch Automotive website (www.bosch-automotive.com), and visit Bosch on Facebook (BoschPhilippines) and Twitter (@BoschPH) for updates.
The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. More than 18,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 16,500 franchises. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 800 “AutoCrew” partners.
Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch-automotive.com.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”
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