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What is a Fuel Tank and where is it Located?

The purpose of a fuel tank, as you likely may have already guessed, is to safely store the vehicle’s fuel supply – whether it is gasoline or diesel - until it is needed by the engine to run the automobile. The exact location of a vehicle’s fuel tank depends on the make and model, but they are commonly located before or after the rear axle, and strapped to the undercarriage of the automobile. Also, while most cars and light trucks will only have a single tank, some larger trucks and vans may have two.

When do I Need to Replace my Gas or Diesel Fuel Tank?

While an unforeseen accident or other driving mishap can of course potentially damage your vehicle’s diesel fuel or gas tank, it is more common for time and age to take its toll on the tank like with every other part of your vehicle, resulting in corrosion. Although fuel tanks are typically built to protect against and withstand the types of elements and hazards that are encountered during daily driving like road salt, rocks, debris, etc., for a long period of time, it can’t do that forever. Rusted, weathered or damaged fuel tanks can then leak which is not only an inconvenience and a waste of your money, but it is also a serious safety concern because of the flammability of liquid fuel. Even diesel fuel or gas tanks that are not leaking and appear to be fine on the outside could have rust, dirt, and other harmful impurities built up on the inside. Regularly inspecting your car or truck’s fuel tank is recommended to ensure that it is in good working condition.

Because of its importance to the operation of your vehicle and to the safety of yourself and others, if it is determined that you are in need of a replacement fuel tank because of corrosion or damage, it’s important that you obtain one and swap it out for the old tank as soon as possible.

Need a Replacement Fuel Tank?

Is your weather-beaten, rusty auto fuel tank leaking away all of your money? Are you tired of losing rather than using half a tank of fuel? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. At 1A Auto, we offer an extensive line-up of SAE and DOT approved, aftermarket automotive diesel fuel and gas tank replacements for many cars, trucks, and SUV’s so that your auto is able to hold the gasoline or diesel fuel it needs in order to operate. Our replacement automotive fuel tanks are made to OEM specifications, so they are guaranteed to fit just like the original - no need to worry about things like storage capacity and size, we’ve done all that work for you! In addition, we also carry replacement fuel tank straps for most applications as well.

Shopping for an aftermarket fuel tank replacement for your car, truck or SUV is also incredibly easy at 1A Auto - we're here to help you select the right parts for your vehicle! Call our customer service toll free at 888-844-3393 if you have any questions about our diesel fuel or gas tanks, warranty, compatibility or to purchase, or you can buy online right here at 1aauto.com. So, why spend your time trying to clean and / or repair an old, corroded or damaged fuel tank? Replace it today with a high quality aftermarket unit at a great price from 1A Auto!


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For more than 50 years, the Green family has been installing and using the same high quality auto parts that you'll find on our website. We actually use the parts we sell, and we've been selling online since 1999. Our company's mission is to make your car projects go smoothly, and to become your trusted source for auto parts. To this end, we treat our customers like family.

We employ USA based, knowledgeable support technicians. They'll help you through your project. We always make sure you get the right part. And we boast the industry's most generous returns policy. You won't find a company more passionate about auto parts than 1A Auto.
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