Fuel Caps

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Ford replacement fuel caps

Having a proper fuel or Ford oil filler cap securely fitted is vital for the effective running of your vehicle – and your wallet. If these parts become cracked or the seal no longer fits snugly, then you are letting valuable vapours escape from your vehicle. If left unchecked, this could mean losing over 110 litres of petrol through your cap every single year – which is a lot of lost mileage.

Another factor to remember is that a loose or ill-fitting product like this can also trigger the check engine light on your dashboard. It can be a very expensive exercise to take your vehicle to the mechanic for a full inspection only to discover that it was this specific part that was the culprit.

If you have recently lost your cap or replaced a broken one with a temporary option from a service station, remember these are only designed to be used for a short period of time. It is vital that you obtain a proper, official replacement as quickly as possible.

Do I really need a replacement Ford fuel cap for my Ranger or other model?

Sometimes a failing part like this is not as obvious as you might think. While a clearly cracked cap or one that is just not fitting is very clear and you need to have it replaced immediately, there are other signs that yours may be on the way out.

Most will click once when they are securely in place. If you can’t hear this audible noise, it is likely that it is not connecting properly. You may also notice a vapour smell in the vehicle if it is managing to escape,, especially if you drive with your windows down. And as we previously mentioned, the check engine light will come on if the part isn’t working as intended, so you can check this first before exploring for more serious problems.

Jefferson Ford has authentic parts and components for every part of your vehicle’s system, including oil filler caps, fuel injectors and regulators. We also stock parts and components for most models and most systems and all of these can be delivered anywhere in Australia to your mechanic or another address. Browse our range and see our competitive prices and official products which are going to stand the test of time and save you money in the long term.