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9 Problems That Could Be Activating Your Car’s Check Engine Light

Bob Vila Logo By Donna Boyle Schwartz of Bob Vila | Slide 2 of 10: It may not sound like a big deal, but your gas cap keeps your car running properly by keeping the fuel system under pressure. A missing, loose or damaged gas cap allows gasoline fumes to escape, wasting energy, lowering your gas mileage, and resulting in less effective acceleration. Related: 12 Maintenance Mistakes That Shorten the Life of Your Car

Missing, Loose or Damaged Gas Cap

It may not sound like a big deal, but your gas cap keeps your car running properly by keeping the fuel system under pressure. A missing, loose or damaged gas cap allows gasoline fumes to escape, wasting energy, lowering your gas mileage, and resulting in less effective acceleration.

Related: 12 Maintenance Mistakes That Shorten the Life of Your Car

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