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Is it Safe to Drive Your Car With an EVAP Leak?

Is it Safe to Drive Your Car With an EVAP Leak?

A lot happens in your average motoring day and it's easy to let that engine light go unchecked. Mornings can be a panic of bundling kids into the car, negotiating traffic, stopping to refuel, and hopefully making it to work on time. That engine light on the dash may well take a back seat. After all, it could mean a lot of things, and perhaps even nothing. If it indicates an EVAP leak, then it's most likely safe for you to keep driving, but safer for you to get it fixed right away. What's an EVAP leak? EVAP expanded stands for evaporative emission control system. The job of the EVAP is to contain any fumes produced by the gasoline in your car. The EVAP prevents these fumes from escaping into the environment in the form of emissions, and also into the interior of your car. For this reason, a loose fuel cap is one common cause of an EVAP leak. Signs your EVAP may have a leak include: Check engine light turns on Smell of gasoline Engine won't start Fuel efficiency is ... read more