||Locking Gas Caps
With the price of fuel climbing higher and
fuel thefts increasing, investing
in a locking
gas cap can pay for itself, especially
you drive an SUV or other vehicle
large gas tank.
When buying a locking gas cap,
here are some
of the features to look for:
- From a functional standpoint, you want a
cap that is easy to lock and unlock, but
also one that seals well (to prevent emission
compromises and "check engine"
light errors.) While one-size-fits-all caps
are lower priced, they may not seal as well
as those branded for or made by the auto
- A cap which retains your gas key in the lock
while you pump gas may seem
like an inconvenience,
but it reminds you to put the
cap back on
before driving off. Caps with
a tether or
other retainer keep the caps
lost--and your keys with it.
- Get a cap that comes with two keys so your
have a spare in case you lose it or have
it available to give to the attendant without
having to hand him your whole wad of keys.
The cap lock should have a key code number
so you can get another made if you lose both