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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

How to Get a Trusted Car Mechanic

Seventy Percent of car owners today suffers  from works of mechanics than the actual problem of their vehicles. I read a customer review on a mechanic website about a week ago on how  they mal-treated him.

The statement goes like this:
Headline: Just flush your money down the toilet. It's easier and less painful.

Body: "I called them to report some problem after my vehicle's radiator was replaced, but the first thing the call staff said was that I had no warranty because I choose to provide the parts.  I told them that the parts were not the problem but my vehicle is now leaking transmission fluid because of the work they performed."

"They promised to have my case escalated and after 3 calls and emails to them, no body contacted me. I had  to get another radiator installed, because they had mangled the fitting for the transmission cooler and it could not reused."

Often , you'll hear customers lamenting their experiences from mechanics. A car owner will tell you, "they are incompetent, they used wrong/faulty parts. It didn't work from the moment installed",  I wasted a bunch of my money and time".

A man once wrote about his brake that was repaired by an Auto repair shop.
"The mechanic damaged my car and refused to take responsibility. The mechanic left my car in a worse shape than it was. My brake didn't work and they almost got me killed. I submitted a complaint to them and they refused to do anything about it, saying I avoided the warranty by going to fix the problem in another auto shop. Oh! Excuse me? Was I supposed to go back to my mechanic so that they should succeed in killing me?'
Statements like these are the reasons most car owners are hesitant in taking their vehicles to mechanics workshop, especially if they've not worked for them before.

We all want to avoid problems, we don't want to be taken advantage of , and above all we want safety, that's why we're exchanging our hard-earned money for such expensive car repairs.

When you spend NGN10,000 with a mechanic, your expectations is 10 times the value of the money you spent, not another problem that'll reap you off.  Your problems most of the time is not the money they're asking you to pay, but the value for your money.

Bait and switch
You'll never forget an experience when someone has charged you 10x the price of the genuine spare parts, yet the vehicle he claimed to have fixed, stopped you on the road, where you hardly find a help.
Later you came to find out that you were over charged on the actual price of the parts, even with that he didn't replace the parts or he used wrong parts for you.
It's a real dangerous situation to your life because:

  • Your life could be at danger, what if it's on Third Mainland Bridge at 12 midnight?unless someone knows and recognises you, no body will stop for you.
  • It could results to serious accident: wrong or fake part can fail without warning and you, with a confidence that your vehicle has just been repaired will not think of all this while speeding.
This situation has thought thousands of people lessons they'll never forget in their lives. Bait and switch in pricing and work delivery among mechanics has caused most car owners to never trust  many mechanics today.

Lack of repair and maintenance guidelines
It's not because your mechanic doesn't know work, but because he lacks the knowledge of working with maintenance service guidelines. That's why after leaving a repair shop, you'll have another faults on your vehicle, which at times you'll think maybe it's because the mechanic has worked  on it. If a work is done with proper maintenance Service guidelines, you'll not have to have any emergency breakdown, unless you refuse to follow the advice of the mechanic.

Proper maintenance service guideline will take into account all of the 37 vital parts of the vehicle being serviced and proper recommendation are given to the drivers to ensure their safety and comfort in driving. If you don't follow this, that's when you'll replace a fuel pump, for example, when the vehicle stalled.

You're serving your vehicle roughly every month or every six months, but why do you have to suffer car breakdown on the road?
It's lack of proper maintenance guidelines from your mechanic.

And because of this, you'll spend huge sum of money for a repair you don't prepare for, the worse is when you'll, at times don't even get the value of what you paid for.

Yes, mechanic want to save money so, he'll buy what'll do just that for him.

As you're reading every word of this article, you'll discover how'll you'll save alot of money in your car maintenance, while getting professional repair work, you'll also discover how you'll drive car with full confidence on the road, anytime, anywhere without having to worry of any emergency mechanical breakdown.

Let's read on

Lacking specific knowledge of the vehicle 
What you'll face in some repair shop is referring you to another mechanic after they've charged you for a repair. So they'll charge to tell you that they can't figure out what's wrong with your vehicle, but to refer you to another mechanic after many trial and error methods.

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This is a game of chance, and if care is not taken you'll get your fingers burnt with this approach in your car maintenance. Many car owners are forced into the decision of abandoning or selling off their most cherished cars when they couldn't find out what's wrong with it. Or when they couldn't afford to spend huge money on repair from errors of inexperienced mechanics.

A Guarantee is to ensure you enjoy repair and maintenance work, to have full confidence in your driving, and above all your overall safety on the road. Not to bring it back if it doesn't work.

Get a guarantee that works
A guarantee in your motoring need is to make you enjoy your ride, not a mere hope of if it spoiled within a specified time, you'll not pay money for the return work again. That's nonsense, if you're not paying money, what of your time? Even the bring it back guarantee are fueled with tactics towards extorting money from you. They must be explanations you'll agree to that will make you spend some extra money on what supposed to be free.

  Always get a guarantee that works in your auto repair and maintenance needs. So that you'll be able to get most value of your hard-earned money you're exchanging for that work.

At Dreamland Motor Engineering Works, our repair and maintenance servicing works are geared towards ensuring that you get most out of every penny you spent with us.

 Because we have you in mind, we've divided our maintenance and repair program into three major parts, so that each part, with the help of our maintenance guidelines will help you avoid any potential near term breakdown.

Out of the 37 main components to check regularly, here are the steps we take towards ensuring that we meet your car's Servicing needs

  • Oil and filter change
  • Small Servicing
  • Large serving
Click here to see the details of each of the options. The service options are numbered from 1 to 37. The mark sign (✓) indicates what to check under each Servicing and the cancel sign (x) indicates what's not necessary to check on that service.

This approach has helped us as well as our customers to achieve the most of the  works in the form of

  • Necessary recommendations to make them aware of the condition of their vehicles
  • They'll know exactly what next to do, not just blind repair work, 
  • They spend less and achieve most value for their money
  • And above all, they'll be able to trust us and rely on us for their safety and that of the vehicles
  • Again, giving them this notice, they'll be able to make necessary enquiry to make sure they confirm whatever price we gave tally with what is in the market

We don't want to take up your valuable time with unnecessary wordiness, waxing lyrical about how marvellous we are. Every company does that on its website. And how true is it all anyway? At Dreamland's we like to do things a little differently. We'd much rather present you with our key About Us fact. Then you can make up your own mind about whether we're the sort of company you'd entrust all your motoring needs to.

About Us - The Key Fact
Dreamland Motor Engineering Works is a family Auto repair workshop, established in January 2016, by Onakpa Danladi, with the sole purpose of bringing a maximum satisfaction and overall Peace of mind to every car owner.

 So what?
Our customers (whom we value greatly) come back year after year.

Because they like what we do! It's as simple as that. Of course we welcome new business too, which often comes through word-of-mouth, personal recommendations from our existing customers.

 So what's it "About Us" that our customers value? 
✓Personal service and continuity of care ✓Quality staff with many years of experience and knowledge
✓ Quality products at competitive prices - just ask for details
✓No pressure, no obligation to buy anything type-advice
✓ And most of all - our honesty

Our services
Dreamland Motor's professionally trained technicians carry out electrical and mechanical repairs and diagnostics on Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and other equivalent makes.
 We also work on German Petrol vehicles such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, and Volkswagen and other equivalent vehicles.
 Our work includes engine and clutch re-fits, cambelts, exhausts, suspension work and more.
At Dreamland Motor's, we appreciate the costs involved in maintaining and repairing a vehicle and we will always try to find the most cost effective solutions for you. We can source green parts and reconditioned parts as well as new genuine and high quality equivalent parts. We will also fit your self-sourced parts if required.*.
 This means, you can buy parts on your own, we'll fit it for you. Nothing more, Our main goal is "your peace of mind" and highest satisfactions in any service we offer you.
We provide you with parts, labour and VAT costings before carrying out any repair work and always seek your prior authority.
As part of the discount, we'll only charge you for cost of parts and labor, we'll not charge you for diagnosis if you offer us the job. 
For a competitive quote book an appointment here

"They took time to check everything and followed protocol well. They are also willing to explain and answer our questions" _Mr Maurice - Fidelity Bank

"DMotor's is the best, Hands down amazing and goes so far as above and beyond. If you can get them to do it, your car will thank you" Mal.  Jibril - Accord 2008

"They're knowledgeable, they diagnosed my problem and fix it in no time flat. I'll definitely use their service again" Mrs Eunice - Toyota RAV4 

Here's what'll you'll get when we start maintaining your vehicles:
1) you'll save 20% , 40% and even 50%  of yearly maintenance cost

2) you'll get 10x value of any money you spent with us for your car care,

3) you'll have full confidence in your driving anytime, anywhere

4) you'll know exactly when to do each work on your vehicle - no longer fear of forced repair because of emergency breakdown

5) You'll get a guarantee that'll actually make you enjoy your ride - not if it's not working we'll do it again. We value your time as much as you do.
Book an appointment here

At Dreamland Motor's, you can bring parts, we'll fix it for you- pay only for labour and diagnosis.  Reasonable warranty also cover any work we do.

If we provide the parts for you, we'll allow you to make your necessary enquiry and give us permission before fixing it for you.

Our services are always according your car requirement and the manufacturer's recommendation
Book an appointment now.

Help your organization safe money, get our competitive quote now.


We've provided a platform that'll make you ask and claim a refund without stress, if we've failed to deliver on our promises to you.  Our small and large Servicing program are covered with a money back guarantee. Learn what we check in small and large Servicing here

You can request for a refund within 60 days we've worked for you, if the value of the service you got isn't as we've described. We've made that very easy for you.

What made a refund easy?
PayPal, you'll pay through a secured PayPal platform.

When you ask for a refund on PayPal, maybe we've failed to answer you, PayPal will automatically credit you back. It's as simple as that. We value your hard-earned money, so exchanging it for anything must provide you with 10x value for that service.

That's the sort of guarantee we work with at Dreamland Motor's, not "we'll try it again, if you're not satisfied". If we can't provide you what you want, we'll give you back your money, no need to waste your time with "trial and error" method of repair work.

When you book your appointment now,which is free for a limited time. Any service and work we agreed on will be paid through Paypal checkout, so that you'll put your money in escrow, should we fail to provide you what you want, you'll easily get your money back. We only work with satisfied customers.
N.B: Free appointment booking will end very soon, if you really want to save some money, this is an opportunity for you.

What you'll get from booking this free appointment

  • Necessary recommendations to make you aware of the condition of your vehicles
  • You'll know exactly what next to do, not just blind repair work, 
  • You'll spend less and achieve most value for your hard-earned Money
  • Again, giving you this notice, you'll be able to make necessary enquiry to make sure you confirm whatever price we gave tally with what is in market.
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