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Why Does My Car Reek of Gasoline?

Why Does My Car Reek of Gasoline?

If you get a whiff of gas and you're not filling your car's tank or within proximity of a gas station, then it may be a sign of trouble. You may be wondering how or why it is happening. Today, we'll go over the common reasons why you may be smelling this fume.   Common Reasons for a Strong Gas Smell in Your Car Loose Gas Cap  Your gas cap must be adequately shut and in place whenever you fill it up. It also needs to be in working condition and free of cracks. Gas fumes can escape through your cap, and you will indeed be able to smell them. Some modern cars will notify you if your gas cap isn't closed all the way. Gasoline Leaks  Fuel leaks can stem from several places, including the injector, the fuel tank, the fuel line, or the fuel injection line. An obvious sign you have a gas leak is a dark puddle under your vehicle. If you notice puddles, then you should take your car to a repair shop ASAP. Broken Canister  Your canister accumulates char ... read more

7 Possible Reasons Why You Are Getting Poor Gas Mileage

7 Possible Reasons Why You Are Getting Poor Gas Mileage

When it comes to fuel economy, we want to save some money and get the most out of our gas. If you don’t appear to be getting the overall gas mileage you desire, there can be several reasons behind the problem. It may be an internal issue or your driving habits affecting your subpar gas mileage. Here are seven potential issues to consider when it comes to your mileage. 1. Tire Pressure If your wheels are not at the recommended air pressure, your MPG will drop. This is the case whether they are underinflated or overinflated. The sticker on the panel inside your driver’s side door will indicate the ideal air pressure for your wheels.  2. Air Filter If you are rocking an air filter that is old and filthy, the engine won’t get enough clean air to burn the gasoline efficiently. Fortunately, air filters are a simple and inexpensive replacement! 3. Oxygen Sensors Most automobiles have various oxygen sensors to measure the air intake and emissions output. If the sen ... read more

Have Your Vehicle Inspected Before Going Back to the Office!

Have Your Vehicle Inspected Before Going Back to the Office!

Your safety when driving to the office is critical, and that's why it is equally crucial to have your car inspected. With regular inspections, you can detect a problem at its budding stages and repair it in time, saving you bigger problems in the long term. It's quite unfortunate having your car break down when driving to work because it wastes your time and money. Not to mention a vehicle with problems makes you vulnerable to accidents. Is Vehicle Inspection that Important? Vehicle inspection is vital for any vehicle on the road. During inspections, an automotive technician will test the car's components and systems to ensure they're fully functional. Think of car inspection as a proactive approach to dealing with vehicle issues because the mechanic can detect the problem early enough and get it fixed in time. As a result, it also extends your vehicle's lifespan. Safety tests form an integral part of the car inspection checklist. That ensures that you and the pa ... read more

What are the Symptoms of Bad or Failing Spark Plugs?

What are the Symptoms of Bad or Failing Spark Plugs?

Spark plugs play a crucial role in the running of your vehicle. They ignite the combustion chamber where the fuel and air mix and keep you moving. They are essential to a vehicle's ignition system and are definitely the unsung heroes. Like the motor fuel, air filters, and fuel filters, spark plugs need routine service and maintenance. Here are some of the symptoms of bad or failing spark plugs: Hard to start If starting your car has become challenging, your sparks are likely worn out. When your spark plugs aren't producing a sustainable spark to start the combustion process, it becomes hard to start your car. It is a good idea to have a professional look at your vehicle at the first sign of problems when starting your vehicle. Slow acceleration The most common culprit of poor acceleration is the ignition system. Modern engines are wired to onboard computers that automatically send an electric pulse to fire the spark plug. In such engines, the problem may be the sensor. Whe ... read more

Why Do You Need to Change Your Cabin Air Filters?

Why Do You Need to Change Your Cabin Air Filters?

Most drivers don't bother about their cabin air filters just because the filters don't contribute directly to the vehicle's movement. But this should not be the case. Changing cabin air filters should be part of your vehicle maintenance schedule. If you ignore these filters, you'll be welcoming some uncomfortable effects on your vehicle. Here are the reasons why you need to have your cabin air filter changed regularly. 1. Lowers The Efficiency Of Your HVAC System If your cabin air filter doesn't function optimally, your HVAC system will have to work harder, causing the motor to heat and burn up. This is because a clogged or dirty filter reduces the amount of air flowing into the cabin. This will raise the cabin air temperature, forcing the HAC system to overwork. In the end, you'll lose both the filter and the HVAC system. 2. Health Troubles The air filters keep your car interior pollutants-free. If your cabin air filter gets dirty or malfunctions, it won ... read more

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