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Why should you clean the EGR valve of a car?

Learn the benefits of cleaning your EGR valve and how it can improve your car's performance. MyCar.Repair UK experts provide valuable tips.

Cleaning the EGR valve (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) of a car can help improve the performance and efficiency of the vehicle. Here are a few reasons why cleaning the EGR valve is important:

  1. Improved fuel economy: A clogged EGR valve can cause the engine to work harder, resulting in increased fuel consumption.
  2. Increased power and acceleration: A clean EGR valve can improve the performance of the engine and make the car accelerate faster.
  3. Reduced emissions: A clean EGR valve can help reduce emissions and make the vehicle comply with emissions standards.
  4. Preventive maintenance: Cleaning the EGR valve is a preventative maintenance task that can help prevent more serious problems from occurring.
  5. Avoiding check engine light: A clogged EGR valve can cause the check engine light to come on, which can be avoided by cleaning the EGR valve.

It’s worth noting that cleaning the EGR valve should be done by a professional mechanic, as it requires specific tools and knowledge to be done safely and correctly.

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