Watch Out for the Signs and Causes of Fuel Leaks!

Act Swiftly Before Your Car Catches Fire!

At a time when fuel prices are skyrocketing, more and more people have come to recognize the value of fuel economy to make their budget work. Unfortunately, some motorists are wondering why their vehicles continue to lose gas quickly despite following suggested measures on fuel conservation. For some of them, the simple answer is fuel leaks.

If you notice that you’re consuming more fuel than usual lately for more or less the same mileage your car has been covering daily, you may have a gas leak in your car. Here are three major clues pointing to that:

  • The smell of gasoline
  • A large drop in your fuel gauge
  • Gas puddles underneath your car

Gas leaks are dangerous if they are left unchecked. It is one of the primary causes of car fires in the United States.

Now that you are aware of the signs of fuel leaks, here are some common reasons why this problem occurs:

  1. Leaks in hoses and lines

The two hoses in your fuel pump — the one that sends fuel to the injectors and the other that dumps fuel that the injectors don’t use back into the tank — may have sustained damage due to wear and tear. Once this happens, they will leak gas.

  1. Driving on rough roads

If you’re not careful in driving on rough roads, the excessive vibrations can jostle some of the fuel system’s components, causing a gas leak.

  1. Damaged O-rings

The round rubber seals called O-rings are fitted on the injectors to prevent oil or unwanted substances from reaching the combustion chamber. They also prevent gas leaks from the injectors. When the seals become brittle, they can cause a gas leak. This is very dangerous given their location since the leak could cause an explosion quickly if it’s not detected and addressed immediately.

  1. Leaks in the fuel tank

Sometimes, gas leaks come directly from holes in the tank. Not only does this situation waste precious fuel, but it can also pose a danger to the fuel system, making it dangerous to drive the vehicle.

  1. Broken gas cap

Something as simple as a faulty gas cap could be the cause of a fuel leak. If the cap is broken or is not tightened properly, you will smell the fumes of the escaping gas.

Is Your Car Plagued with Major Issues?

If your old car is suffering not just from fuel leaks but from an assortment of other major issues that would cost you a fortune to fix, you might be better off discarding that vehicle instead of proceeding with its repair.

Hand it over to us at Kids Car Donations and we’ll use it to provide treatment and health care to the indigent youth in your community who are faced with serious illnesses and disabilities.

Our team will auction off your donated automobile after having it fixed. We’ll then use the proceeds to support the pediatric healthcare programs of our charity partners. Your donation will allow these IRS-determined 501(c)(3) nonprofits to provide more of their young beneficiaries with free comprehensive and quality medical assistance, including solutions and treatments for various pediatric health challenges, emotional support, and relief of pain and trauma.

As a donor, you’ll be entitled to a free pickup and towing service anywhere in the country. Your donation will also automatically qualify you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

Moreover, there’s nothing more rewarding than the priceless joy of knowing that you’ve done something that can help improve or restore the health of ailing kids in your area and even save the lives of those who are critically ill.

We’re willing to accept nearly all types of vehicles, including those that are no longer in good condition.

If you want to know more about our vehicle donation program, including our quick and convenient donation process, check out our FAQs page. You can also call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-634-8395 or write to us here with your questions and concerns.


Help Save the Life of an Ailing Child Today!

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Help provide a lifeline to young patients in need by donating your unwanted car. Your headache can turn into a source of hope for them. Call Kids Car Donations at 866-634-8395 or fill out our secure online donation form now!