Tech Tips

MotoRad provides industry leading coverage and service. As such, we continually provide helpful technical tips to ensure the best possible diagnostic and installation experience for your next engine management or cooling system project.

Gas Cap Functionality

As a vehicle owner, you can’t do much about the price of fuel, but you can make sure you are not losing fuel to the atmosphere! One of the easiest and best ways to do this is by making sure your gas cap fits and seals properly.

According to a leading industry association, almost 1 in 5 vehicles on the road today needs a new fuel cap. This causes almost 150 million gallons of fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere every year.(According to

Another way to look at it is a leaking fuel cap can cause the loss of up-to 30 gallons of fuel per year costing you over $100.

Save fuel and reduce emissions by installing a new fuel cap. If your gas cap is beginning to emit fuel vapors, your check engine light may come on after your next fill up. That’s because the seal is deteriorating and it is no longer holding pressure inside the fuel tank like it should.

Fuel caps can leak regardless of age, however they will leak at a higher rate if the vehicle is more than 3 years old or if you live in a very hot or dry climate.

If you need a new fuel cap, MotoRad offers locking and non-locking fuel caps for almost every vehicle on the road. In addition to eliminating the loss of fuel to evaporation, every new MotoRad cap passes all Federal tests associated with fuel caps.


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