Visit Beck & Masten Buick GMC Coastal Bend to learn about the problems a loose gas cap can cause.
The 1st symptom of bad gas cap is probably a gas cap that is loose or a gas cap that won’t completely tighten. This may not seem important right away, but if it’s not completely sealed then the fuel system can be exposed to grime and dirt. If your gas cap is not closing properly, try checking the gasket to be sure it isn’t missing or brittle. If you drive an old car, be sure the metal gas cap isn’t damaged or bent. Both can cause gas cap issues and might require buying a replacement from the original manufacturer.
If your car wasn’t made with a capless gas tank, it is not recommended that you drive without a gas cap. If your car or truck is a little older, there is a chance that gasoline could slosh out from the tank during aggressive corners or spirited driving. Driving without a gas cap can lead to poor fuel efficiency because the fuel could evaporate without the correct seal on the fuel filler. The gasoline smell is the gas evaporating from your tank, causing poor gas mileage.
What concerns can a non-secure gas cap cause? How about a check engine light? A non-secure gas cap will not only let fuel vapors escape the gas tank, but it can also let in grime and dirt. These fuel vapors may trigger errors in the emissions system, which would light up the check engine light. Dirt and Grime that gets into the fuel tank could also contaminate fuel injectors. The most common indicator of a bad gas cap is the gasoline smell inside your car.
If you’ve looked at the gas cap, the problems you’re having might be caused by bad gasoline. If the car has trouble starting, won’t accelerate, or just isn’t running smoothly, then you might just have a contaminated tank of gas.
If your car, truck, or SUV does not feel right and you are not sure if it’s bad fuel or just a bad gas cap, bring it here, and our knowledgeable service technicians will diagnose the issue and give you options for fixing the problem.
Visit Beck & Masten Buick GMC Coastal Bend for all of your Corpus Christi Buick GMC service needs. No matter your vehicle’s make or model, we will gladly provide the service it needs. Our helpful staff is standing by to assist you. Visit us in person or online to schedule your service appointment.