Repair for Broken Volkswagen Fuel Gauge Service Is Available in Seattle
There are some people who see a fuel gauge that's near empty as a challenge to see how far they can go before the car stops. But the rest of us think it's a good idea to know exactly how much we have left in the tank. When the fuel gauge in your Volkswagen is broken, bring it to Carter Volkswagen in Ballard. Our technicians will be glad to perform a VW fuel gauge repair service so that you'll be able to know how far you have left to travel.
What Could Cause a Broken Gas Gauge?
The fuel gauge in your Volkswagen is made of two main parts: the sender and the gauge itself. The gauge is what displays the fuel level, but it gets this information from a sender. The fuel sending unit consists of a float that's located in the gas tank. This float is attached to a thin metal rod, which is attached to a resistor. As the gas level rises, the float rises with it. As the float lowers, the rod presses differently against the resistor, which then sends a signal to the gauge based on how high the float is. Modern vehicles often also use microprocessors to allow for a more accurate reading.
So, a broken fuel gauge could be caused by a number of problems. The most likely culprit is the sender. If the resistor in the sender has died, the gauge won't receive a reading. The gauge itself might also be broken, though this is less common. Or, there could be other electrical issues. No matter what the cause might be, the best solution is to have the experts take a look.
Schedule Service at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard
Services included in VW Service Xpress, including oil changes, air filter replacements, and tire rotations, need no appointment. However, if you do need to schedule service, we make it easy. Give us a call or use our convenient online service scheduling form. Then, find us at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.
Why Choose Carter Volkswagen in Ballard for Your VW Service?
Your Volkswagen car or SUV is made with precision German engineering. It's one of the things that sets us apart, and it's also a good reason to make sure that you leave maintenance, service, and repairs up to the experts. Our technicians have been trained and certified by Volkswagen; they use the latest diagnostic and repair tools, and will only use OEM and factory-approved parts when they work on your auto. You'll find that we offer competitive pricing on services, and we also offer regularly updated special coupons so you can save even more on important service. The next time your VW needs service, be sure to bring it to the certified technicians at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard, serving Bellevue and Renton.