What is my EVAP system?

Question: What is my EVAP system and why is it important? Answer: The oil and fuel in your vehicle give off vapors that are very detrimental to the environment. Evaporative emissions control systems – EVAP for short – are mandated in all cars and trucks. The job of the EVAP system is to capture these vapors and direct them into the engine to be burned – kind of an on-board recycling program. The EVAP system is a complicated network of hoses, valves, filters and such. Issues with the EVAP system are in the Top 5 reasons for a Check Engine Light to be illuminated. At the shop we can pull the trouble codes and begin a diagnostic procedure to isolate the fault. With the proper equipment, your we

Do I have to service my wheel bearings?

Question: I remember my dad having the shop “pack the bearings” on the family car. Is this something I need to have done? Answer: That’s a really good question. At one time, all wheel bearings were “serviceable” and needed to be taken care of from time to time. It’s a little trickier these days. First off, the wheel bearings in your vehicle make sure your wheels rotate smoothly. As you can imagine, with all those revolutions per minute your wheels can generate a lot of heat. The bearings keep that heat down as much as possible. They’re packed in grease for lubrication. The term “packing the bearings” refers to putting fresh grease around the bearings. On many modern vehicles, the wheel beari

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