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Signs of a Failing EVAP canister

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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

7 things to check before buying a used car in Nigeria

Buying a used car in Nigeria is a great idea towards saving money and aiming a maximum value of the little money you invested. But if care is not taken, you'll end up burning your fingers as what you thought was the best deal might end up being the greatest mistake you've ever made.

car makes clunking noise when backing up

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Clunking noise when backing up? Or when you shift to drive, do you hear any shocking sound, as in something hit somewhere?  Check the following guides on what to check if you observe any clunk while trying to move, either front or back.

Vehicle ignition system and efficiency in driving

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Vehicle ignition system is one of the major systems of the vehicle technology. Today we're going to learn how new model cars become more efficient, more safe and more portable than those of old models.

Know Your Car

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It’s a beautiful day outside. The sun is shining and the weather is perfect. You slide into your car, ready to start your busy day, when—uh oh!— your car won’t start.
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Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore.  Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown, says the Car Care Council. “Unusual smells can be the sign of serious, and potentially costly, trouble for your vehicle. By acting quickly and making necessary repairs, you’ll be able to breathe easy knowing there is no harmful damage to your car,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. The Car Care Council recommends a sniff test of your vehicle to identify any unusual smells, including the following six warning signs: The smell of burnt rubber could be slipping drive belts or misplaced loose hoses that might be rubbing against rotating accessory drive pulleys. Do not reach in if the engine compartment is hot. The smell of hot oil could mean that oil is leaking onto the exhaust system. To verify the