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EGR Valve Service

EGR Valve Service in Cambridge, Ontario

A car's EGR valve (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) reduces exhaust emissions by recirculating exhaust gasses to be burnt again, resulting in less toxic fumes entering the atmosphere. The system is required to reduce smog and provide healthier air quality. Although the system isn't required in theory for a car to run, it does help the vehicle's performance and gas mileage. When the valve becomes clogged the car won't run, or if it simply isn't working and is essentially being bypassed, the car will suffer performance issues and require service. Once a technician determines the EGR valve is faulty, they will inspect the vacuum line that leads to it and assure the gasket isn't damaged before making a final decision to either clean or replace the valve.


 

Do I Need a Replacement Service?

Because of how the EGR valve works with dirty exhaust fumes it can become fouled. An average life expectancy of the valve is about ten years, although it can at times last a bit longer or become fouled early. At such a time it needs to either be cleaned or replaced. It's up to a talented technician to determine if the EGR valve is causing problems by plugging into the vehicle's computer system to make a diagnosis. Once it is determined the EGR valve has been corrupted, the technician may determine cleaning is an adequate solution or might decide it would be in the vehicle's best interest to replace the part to avoid future problems.

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Why Getting This Service Is Important

 

When the EGR valve is fouled, the engine will run sporadically, with noticeable faulty performance. Additionally, the braking system might not feel right, causing hard braking. A further consideration is the gas mileage will be reduced. With that said, the car will continue to run, and the extent of such problems will vary according to the make and model of the vehicle and depending on how badly the valve is clogged. Ultimately the valve will have to be replaced as the car won't pass an emissions inspection without a working EGR valve.

 

EGR Valve Service at Ridgehill Ford

Although a local mechanic might be able to diagnose and fix a faulty EGR valve, it's much better to take the vehicle to an authorized service department for such a maintenance routine. A dealer such as Ridgehill Ford in Cambridge, Ontario and serving the surrounding areas of Kitchener, Waterloo, and Guelph will have the proper computer access and understand what the codes mean, so they can service the car efficiently and get you back on the road. Our dealership provides complimentary beverages, free wi-fi, and a television to make your wait as comfortable as possible while your vehicle is being serviced.
 

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Ridgehill Ford Amenities

  • Served the Community For Over 38 Years
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