When Should A Throttle Body Be Serviced?

When Should A Throttle Body Be Serviced?

While a regular servicing will take care of many aspects of your car, it doesn’t take care of everything. There are some components and parts of our vehicle that are not included in a standard service package, and this means you need to decide how often these components should be examined. An example of this is the throttle body. It may be that you are unaware of what the throttle body is or what it does in your car but it plays a big role in the running of your vehicle.


The Throttle body operates the throttle valve and it is an electronic device. In modern cars, pressing the accelerator pedal is the message to activate the throttle valve.


The throttle valve regulates the RPM of the engine by allowing air flow, which it does through the opening and closing the valve. Another important role carried out by the throttle body is that it ensures the idle speed of the engine is maintained. A driver waiting at the lights will have their engine running at a low speed, which usually comes in between 550 and 700 RPMS. This idle speed is regulated by the throttle valve being opened at a slight angle.

Carbon can impact on how the throttle body performs

Through extended use, the throttle valve picks up carbon and this can prevent the throttle body from doing its job properly. This can result in the throttle valve sticking and this means the idle speed can slow down or become unstable. This can also result in your check engine light being illuminated.


At Five Star Autocentre, we are happy to check your throttle body and if it is dirty, we can carry out a throttle body service. We believe we provide the best value throttle body service in Huddersfield and we will remove carbon deposits and ensure your throttle body is cleaned and looking as good as new.

We provide an affordable and invaluable throttle body service in Huddersfield

This service is very affordable but it will help to keep your car in good condition and operating in the manner it should. There are no specific guidelines when it comes to throttle body servicing but we find that the throttle body becomes noticeably dirty around 50,000 to 80,000 miles. If you don’t change your oil on a regular basis, it can happen in a shorter period of time than this. A regular serviced car will not need to have a throttle body service too often but at Five Star Autocentre, we are more than happy to check for you.

If you find that car is stalling or is running at an unstable rate when it is idle, there is a good chance that the throttle body needs serviced. Given that most manufacturers require a specific cleaning procedure, it is best to leave the throttle body servicing to the professionals and for the best throttle body servicing in Huddersfield, be sure to contact Five Star Autocentre.



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