Anyone can get a no-cost test of their vehicle’s gas cap, and a free replacement cap if a leak is found, at two upcoming events offered by the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG).
Leaky gas caps are a preventable cause of ozone pollution. Take this simple step to make sure your passenger car or light truck is not contributing to pollution. A broken or missing gas cap can also reduce fuel efficiency by 1-2 percent and cost you up to a full tank of gas each year.
Drive up to a TMACOG testing site, and staff will do a quick compression test to make sure your cap is sealed. If it’s leaking, you’ll get a replacement on the spot. Receive a bonus gift while supplies last.
Older vehicles are more likely to have a poorly sealed cap, but any vehicle could be leaking. A loose gas cap may trigger the check engine light, so if the light turns on randomly or right after filling up, you might need a new one.
Gas Cap Testing and Replacement events will take place:
- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, July 15 at Westgate Shopping Center, Central Avenue at Secor Road, Toledo. Vehicles will be staged in rows in the parking lot of the former Sears store.
- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, July 29 at Woodland Mall, 1234 N. Main St., Bowling Green.