Yearly Archives: 2019

What Does My Check Engine Light Mean?

What Does My Check Engine Light Mean?

It can be troubling to understand what the little yellow light is trying to tell you the moment it pops up on your dash. You no longer trust your car and wonder if you will get to where you’re headed? Is it safe to drive, or will you cause additional damage to your car by continuing to drive it? It could be a simple harmless problem. Something as simple as a loose gas cap that could be the culprit, or it could be the precursor to a major meltdown such as catalytic converter, misfiring engine, malfunctioning sensors, but one thing is for certain, your car is telling you that something is wrong. Here Are Some Typical Warning Light Causes: 1.) Loose Gas Cap: The fuel cap does more than just prevent fuel from leaking out, it provides a seal allowing the fuel system to become pressurized. If your fuel cap is loose or doesn’t seal well, the check engine light will come on. Often, tightening the cap is enough, but the fuel cap might need to be replaced if the seal is broken ... read more

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