Gas Tank Replacement
SERVING KENT, WA SINCE 1998
If you’re looking for gas tank replacement in Kent WA, Central Avenue Automotive is here to help. From car stereos to catalytic converters, thieves are always finding new ways to take advantage of unsuspecting vehicle owners. As fuel prices have risen, their latest target is gas–but using a different method than in the past. Whether your gas tank had been damaged by thieves, or it’s suffered corrosion, you can rely on our expert team for fuel tank replacement.
Contact us today at (253) 854-6762 or request an appointment online.
The Latest Method of Stealing Gas
In the past, thieves would siphon fuel from gas tanks using a rubber hose. While this created an unpleasant surprise and inconvenience for the vehicle’s owner, it didn’t leave any lasting effects—the driver was simply out the cost of a tank of gas. Siphoning became more difficult as newer vehicles started being manufactured with rollover valves.
Rollover valves are safety features that are designed to prevent gas from leaking if the vehicle rolls over; they also conveniently act as an anti-siphoning device. To get around the rollover valve, thieves will drill a hole directly into the gas tank or fuel filler neck. The only way to resolve this issue is to get a filler neck or fuel tank replacement. Leaking gas not only leaks fuel–it makes your car dangerous to drive. If your tank was drilled, you may notice gas underneath your car or the smell of gas, but sometimes the only sign is an empty tank.
Other Reasons You Might Need a Fuel Tank Replacement
Although it’s rare, there are other reasons you might need a fuel tank replacement:
- Corrosion or rust inside the gas tank
- Dents or other types of damage
- Gas leaks from the tank or fuel system
- Your car has been sitting for a significant period of time
Why Fuel Tank Repairs Should Be Addressed Quickly
Whether your fuel tank has been drilled or it’s sustained another type of damage, it’s very important to have it replaced as soon as possible.
Fuel is flammable; if it’s leaking, you face a greater risk of vehicle fires. The fumes can also be very harmful to your lungs. In addition, leaking gas may damage other parts or components that it comes into contact with. Even if it’s minor, gas leaks can be costly–and bad for the environment. Not to mention, leaks can cause you to run out of fuel while you’re driving. Stay safe and save yourself the hassle by scheduling an appointment for a fuel tank replacement.
Makes We Service
We offer gas tank replacement in Kent WA for nearly all makes and models, including:
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Your Full-Service Auto Repair Shop
As a full-service auto repair shop, we offer complete care for your vehicle, including:
We stay current on the latest automotive technology and repair procedures to ensure we know how to repair even the newest vehicles properly. This is especially important for late-model vehicles, which depend more heavily on computers and electrical systems. Honesty and integrity are important to us, which is why you’ll never have to worry about us suggesting unnecessary services.
Schedule an Appointment at Central Avenue Automotive Today
As an ASE-certified and AAA-approved Auto Repair Center, you can be confident we’ll get your vehicle back on the road with the right replacement tank for your vehicle. We’re committed to providing high-quality auto repair and maintenance–and exceptional customer service. We’ll always take the time to explain anything your vehicle needs so you can make the most informed decisions. Schedule an appointment with Central Avenue Automotive today!
Give us a call at (253) 854-6762 or request an appointment online.