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Signs of a Failing EVAP canister

The canister purge valve, also commonly referred to as the purge valve, is an important component of your Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system. This system restricts the fuel vapours created in your fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere by trapping them in a charcoal canister. When your engine begins to run at regular speed, the EVAP system slowly allows these vapours to be released into your engine, which burn like regular fuel. The flow of these vapours is controlled by your canister purge valve, which regulates when and how much of these vapours enter your engine. The canister purge valve is electrically operated, and is also referred to commonly as a solenoid. The most common purge valve issues are when the purge valve is stuck open or closed, or does not open at the proper time. The symptoms are listed below that may indicate your canister purge valve is not functioning properly. 1. Check Engine Light Is On The first sign of trouble for your canister purge valve is the

Things you should never do when driving an automatic transmission vehicle

With an automatic transmission vehicle, maximum comfort is ensured But the drivers must avoid the following practices to ensure their safety and safety of the vehicles.
Things to avoid while driving automatic transmission vehicles

  • Don't shift gear while still moving: don't shift from drive to park while the vehicle is still moving. This action could break and distort the locking pin. use brake to stop the vehicle completely before shifting to park. Parking position is to prevent the vehicle from rolling off.
  • Don't put the gear to neutral while coasting: this will stop the oil circulation in the transmission, causing wear and tear of gear teeth. Negligible fuel save cannot buy or repair the damages done to transmission. 
  • Don't shift to neutral at red light: let the gear be in drive and apply brake. This is to ensure continuous oil supply to the transmission while for greenlight in traffic
  • Don't zoom off immediately: make the engine warn and oil circulation complete before driving at top speed. Be gentle with it until it completely warms and oil circulation is completed before driving at top speed
  • Don't shift from D2 to D while the vehicle is moving: if you mistakingly engaged the gear in D2 instead of D, and got noticed over hours of driving. Stop the vehicle completely, shift it to park, off and start the vehicles again before engaging in normal driving. You're saved now.
Careful driving and adhering to your manufacturer's operation manual will save you alot of money while driving your vehicles.

Hope this is helpful


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