in Albuquerque, NM
Did you know that the first federally mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960’s? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regulate harmful emissions as well as to improve fuel efficiency in the country’s vehicles.
The PCV valve, like most working parts on a vehicle, will wear out over time. Usually it simply gets gummed up. Preventive maintenance, including routine oil changes, will extend the life of the valve, but eventually it will have to be replaced. A sticking PCV valve won’t allow gases to circulate properly, which can increase pressure in the crankcase. Over time, that pressure will lead to oil leaks.
Stop in today for a routine maintenance checkup.