Fuel Cap Replacement in Albany
Did you know that a common reason for the check engine light turning “on” is a faulty fuel cap? It’s an easy and inexpensive fix, but it sure can generate some anxiety when you see the check engine light come on. That anxiety is understandable – check engine light can mean all kinds of car trouble, including spark plug replacement, or even catalytic converter replacement.
At Adams Autoworx Albany we recommend inspecting fuel cap at least twice a year. You can do the inspection at home – now and then take a closer look at the cap, see if the rubber seal looks to be in good condition. If you notice gasoline smell before you take the gas cap off, this can also be a clue that it is not functioning correctly.
When you bring your vehicle for oil service, let us know about your concern, and we will test the fuel cap using a professional test tool. If it fails the test, we can replace the gas cap right away.
Fuel cap’s job is to prevent fuel evaporation and to keep contaminants out of the gas tank. More recently, with the new lockable caps, it has an additional duty of discouraging gasoline theft.
When you bring your vehicle to Adams Autoworx in Albany, it will undergo professional, complimentary digital vehicle inspection, whether you brought it in for oil service or for diagnostics and repairs. Fuel cap testing is one of the hundreds of services and repairs we offer. So next time your car is in for an oil change, mention the fuel cap and we will be happy to test it for you.