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Top 5 Causes of Carbon Build-Up

There still seems to be some confusion regarding the causes of carbon build-up amongst automotive engines, but in this short article, we explain the main factors.
As you may know, carbon build-up is a natural process in any combustion engine. Whether it be a passenger vehicle, petrol or diesel or a commercial fleet, carbon deposits will be present on various components of the engine.

Many vehicle owners notice the effects of carbon build-up such as the engine not running as smoothly, engine vibration, cold start misfires and most noticeably lower fuel economy.

But what causes the carbon to build-up?

1. Low quality fuel

When the fuel quality is low incomplete combustion occurs. Water is still produced, but carbon builds up in the engine causing driveability issues.

2. Too much stop/start travel

During peak times, traffic can really build-up causing a lot of stop/start travelling. This means more engine load leading to more excessive carbon build-up. In congested cities this means the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) may not get a chance to regenerate leading to carbon building up in that part of the vehicle.

3. Lack of servicing / maintenance

Service plans are put in place for a reason. To ensure that potential issues with a vehicle are spotted early enough and also that the vehicle is maintained and kept roadworthy. Carbon tends to build-up on engines which do not frequently under-go servicing.

4. Continuous short journeys

According to a study, 1 in 3 people use their car for short journeys which could be completed on foot or by public transport. Continuously making short car journeys can lead to a build-up of carbon as more work is being done by the engine than needs be. This also affects our environment significantly as you can see in this article.

5. No Carbon Clean Service plan

Vehicle owners can be seen to completely disregard the need for carbon cleaning as they do not entirely understand the benefits it has on their vehicle. Therefore, many people do not have a regular carbon clean service which obviously accelerates the carbon-related issues for the driver! It’s considerably simple to perform an engine carbon clean with our equipment and the results are impressive. Find out how carbon cleaning works here.

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