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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

Stop and Check your brake


Like every other system of the vehicle, brake is the most vital area that you should not overlook. As acceleration is important, deceleration to stop is also important.

The following parts are taken into consideration when doing brake inspection
  • Check brake lining wears
  • Check brake fluid level
  • Check Rotor thickness
  • Check condition of hoses and brake lines
  • Check brake and dash warning lights
Also, taking the car for a test drive to detect other potential brake problems is  important.
A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of driving conditions. Ensure to check your braking system, at least once a year.
If your car is pulling to one side, left or right, or if you hear odd noises when you apply a brake, inspect them.
Other warning signs are:
  • Illuminated brake warning light
  • Brake grabbing
  • Low pedal feel
  • Vibration when you apply it at high speed
  • Hard pedal feel
  • Squealing
Several factors affect brake wear, including
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  • Driving habits, 
  • Operating conditions
  • Vehicle type and
  • Brake lining materials

Never put off routine brake inspection or any needed repair such as "metal to metal" point, which can be potentially dangerous and lead to a more costly repair bill.

Have any braking problem? Consider scheduling an appointment with Dreamland Motor's here to have it diagnosed and repair instantly.

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