STP Super Concentrated Fuel Injector Cleaner Review

One important piece of routine vehicle maintenance that is often overlooked by the everyday motorist is cleaning the fuel supply system, especially the fuel injectors. What happens is that over time, each combustion cycle within your engine leaves a small amount of carbon on the surface of the combustion chamber, the piston, and on the fuel injector. Whenever you shut your vehicle down, droplets of fuel on your injectors dry and leave residue that builds up and impedes the fluidics of your injectors. This buildup leads to reduced fuel efficiency and other more costly issues down the road. The solution is to periodically use a fuel system cleaner or a fuel injector cleaner formula to break down the buildup and prevent additional buildup from occurring.

STP Fuel Injector Cleaner

The Super Concentrated fuel injector cleaner from STP is a great inexpensive option for doing this in your car. Simply pour a bottle of this cleaner into your fuel tank according to the mixing instructions (5.25 oz bottle with up to 21 gallons of fuel and 12 oz bottle with up to 28 gallons of fuel) and go about your normal business. As you drive and burn fuel, the cleaning formula will break up carbon buildup throughout your fuel system but especially within your injectors. By the time you go through that tank of gasoline, you should have fuel injectors that are operating as they should, while also removing some of the buildup throughout the rest of your fuel system. Please note, this fuel injector cleaner is only safe for gasoline engines, and should not be used in diesel engines (click here for a list of top diesel fuel injector cleaners).

STP is a trusted name by many auto mechanics and the company produces fuel additives like the STP Super Concentrated Fuel Injector Cleaner. The formula contains concentrated detergents that help dissolve and remove the harmful carbon buildup and varnish on the injectors themselves. This should improve fuel efficiency, rough idling issues, hard starts, lost acceleration and power, engine ping or knock. It is also helpful for the environment, as it helps to reduce bad emissions. Check out more information from the STP site on the performance of their fuel injector cleaners.

Cleaning your fuel injectors should be part of your routine vehicle maintenance plan. STP recommends you use every 4,000 miles, or every oil change. The more consistent you are with keeping your fuel system clean, the better performance you will get out of your engine.

We highly recommend the STP Super Concentrated Fuel Injector Cleaner 78577 (the Complete Fuel System Cleaner is great also, 78568). It is inexpensive, readily available (available at Walmart, Amazon, AutoZone, Advanced Auto Parts, etc), and does a nice job of keeping your fuel injectors operating at peak performance.

We hope you found what you were looking for with this review. Feel free to browse the rest of our site, with reviews on other brands and formulas of fuel injector cleaners. A little money and time now will prevent major repairs and huge headaches down the line! Thanks for reading!

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