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What is a PCV Valve Changes service?

Lube Stop’s PCV Valve Changes service is the replacement of the broken or stuck PCV valve in your vehicle with a new one.  Your PCV valve is responsible for preventing gases from the engine escaping into the atmosphere via your exhaust system.  It also assists with reduced system damage and increased engine protection in case of backfire.

Lube Stop provides this service as needed.  To determine if it is needed, we look for signs that the PCV valve is broken, clogged or worn.  So, a visual inspection to detect leaks or a cloudy film is done.  Following that, Lube Stop also inspects for poor fuel economy, excessive moisture, and engine misfiring.   If they are present, we recommend replacing the valve to the customer.  If the customer agrees, then we proceed with the PCV Valve Replacement service.

So, always bring any indicators of trouble to the attention of our Lube Stop technicians.  These include signs of clogged or broken valves, leaks or excessive moisture or noticeably poor fuel economy.  From there, we will trouble shoot and determine if you need to replace or change the valve.

We do this so you can enjoy the benefits of good fuel economy, protected engine and reduced noise while driving.

What is a PCV valve for?

The PCV valve has two main jobs.  The first is to help remove harmful engine gases from your exhaust system.  This reduces the impact your vehicle’s emissions have on the atmosphere.   Secondly, your PCV valve is responsible for circulating air to remove excess moisture from the oil within your vehicle.  If the vehicle’s emission control device and moisture removal system were not working, it could cause your car to misfire and likely cause damage to your engine.

The PCV valve’s functionality relies on its ability to open and close when needed.  Problems with your PCV valve can be clogging, broken pieces, or even a valve that is stuck in the open or closed position.  This makes the PCV valve unable to circulate air properly and can cause the air-fuel mixture in your engine to run too lean.  Often times, if a broken PCV valve is left too long, it is not only necessary to change the valve, but you must also change your oil.

The PCV valve in your vehicle is able to successfully remove harmful gases from your vehicle’s emissions by using a manifold vacuum to draw vapours from the crankcase into the intake manifold. The vapours and the air-fuel moisture then enter the combustion chambers together to be burned.

Choosing the correct PCV valve for your vehicle is of the utmost importance.  Each valve has unique flow characteristics and vacuum transition points.  There are specially designed to be compatible with the vacuum and blow-by requirements of your specific group of engines.  Selecting the wrong PCV valve could not only reduce the benefits your experience, but it could make the valve useless entirely.

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Why Do I Need a PCV valve Changes service?

The PCV valve Changes service is the replacement of the PCV valve used in vehicles to help reduce harmful emissions and system moisture.  A working valve helps your vehicle’s engine deliver lots of benefits.  For example, reduced emissions, fuel economy, smooth idling and increased engine protection.  Not to mention, a reliable ride.

We do these valve changes so that our customers can avoid problems with the engine in their car, truck, or SUV.  The PCV valve is an important maintenance item responsible for ensuring your engine works well and your emissions are low.  This is because when a valve does its job, internal engine components are protected from moisture that can cause major damage.

So, it is fair to conclude that a broken, clogged or worn PCV valve is NOT something you want to ignore.

That’s why we check the PCV valve every visit.  We need to make sure that it is clean and functioning properly.  We understand that it costs a little in the short run to change this PCV valve out.  But it saves a lot in the long run.

How Often Do I Need It?

The PCV valve should be checked each time you have service with Lube Stop.  And, of course, we should check it anytime you have observed issues.  Your owner’s manual will also advise you to do it at various intervals.  Please check your manual.

Also, lean on us at Lube Stop for advice.  We use a system of processes called Precision Based Recommendations to help investigate a vehicle’s overall condition.  This system of inspection and trouble shooting helps us get a clearer picture of your car, truck, or SUV as it stands, today.  That is because it removes the guess work.  Learn more about this system below.

Can Lube Stop do the Trouble Shooting?

Lube Stop employs the best technicians and mechanics in this service area.  These technicians are more than qualified to help inspect the issues and make recommendations to problem solve.

Which Towns and Cities are in our Fast Lube Service area?

Our lube shop & tire service area includes the following towns and cities listed below.

  • Blackfalds, Alberta
  • Clive, Alberta
  • Bentley, Alberta
  • Red Deer, Alberta
  • Ponoka, Alberta
  • Millet, Alberta
  • Rimbey, Alberta
  • Alix, Alberta
  • Penhold, Alberta
  • Benalto, Alberta
  • Hobbema, Alberta
  • Delburne, AB
  • Bluffton, Alberta
  • Innisfail, Alberta
  • Lousana, Alberta
  • Bashaw, Alberta
  • Leslieville, Alberta
  • Wetaskiwin, Alberta
  • Stettler, Alberta

Context for these Services

Your vehicle uses an internal combustion engine.  This engine uses the combustion of fuel to power almost everything.  This is done when fuel alongside an air oxidizer and spark plugs creates a working fluid flow circuit inside a combustion chamber.

In your internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion applies direct force to some component of the engine.  The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades, rotors and nozzles.  This force moves the component over a distance, transforming chemical energy into useful work.

Typically, your combustion engine is fed with fossil fuels like natural gas or petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel or fuel oil.  Your engine is the hub for many things, including those listed below.

  • combustion chamber
  • cylinder head
  • camshaft
  • set of spark plugs
  • valvetrain
  • valves
  • rocker arms
  • pushrods
  • lifters
  • fuel injectors
  • pistons
  • connecting rods
  • engine block
  • crankcase
  • crankshaft
  • timing system
  • timing chain

All these work in unison to power all the other systems within your vehicle.  Without a fully functioning engine, everything else suffers.  So, let us at Lube Stop keep your engine functioning and everything else that relies on it.

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