As one of the leading suppliers of automotive caps including fuel cap, radiator cap and oil cap options, CPC Caps have been in the game for over 70 years, even supplying radiator caps to GM for the original Holden FJ. CPC Caps manufacture a large range of parts right here in Australia and supply the OEM market with quality parts that continue to perform drive after drive. CPC utilise their highly experienced in-house engineering team supported by a hi-tech 3D CAD CAM system to produce products within exact specifications with tight tolerances resulting in a perfect, secure and reliable fit to keep leaks at bay. With quality assurances including TS16949 Quality Management System Certification to their name, you can be assured that when buying CPC Caps, you're fitting only the best quality parts to your car that meet or exceed the longevity and performance of the factory-fitted original part.
While your caps' main task are to keep fluids where they belong and prevent leaks, there are some other issues that can arise with failed or worn out caps. A radiator cap is much more than just a lid, the pressure release valve built into your radiator cap allows coolant pressure to reach a pre-determined level and also allows excess pressure to escape. This process raises the boiling point of the coolant and allows the engine's cooling system to function correctly. Without all of this in check, a faulty radiator cap can result in engine overheating, loss of coolant and in the worst case scenario even major engine damage. Some of the obvious tell-tales of a failing radiator cap include leaking coolant, overflowing coolant revisor, collapsed radiator hoses, air inside the cooling system or an overheating engine. When changing your radiator cap or removing it to inspect, it is imperative to wait until the engine has cooled down entirely. The pressure will release instantly if the engine is still hot and boiling coolant will spray from the top of the radiator.
Noticed a check engine light after filling up your car and can't figure out why? One of the signs of a failing fuel cap or even one that has not been fitted correctly is a fault code and subsequent check engine light. The fuel cap is part of a modern vehicles evaporative emissions system and can cause problems if a proper seal is not created by the fuel cap. Some of the signs of a failing fuel cap or other caps such as the oil cap include leaking fluid, cap not tightening properly, oil or fuel smells and even steam or smoke from a failing oil or radiator cap. Visually inspecting your caps is a simple task which should be carried out every time you replace your oil, coolant or top up with fuel to catch any early signs of failure before damage can occur. Shop online using REGO search or at your local Repco store if you car is in need of a new oil cap, fuel cap or radiator cap.