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The Check Engine Light

by | Sep 8, 2016 | Auto Repair, General Car Maintenance, Road Trips, Safe Driving Tips

 

The dashboard of your vehicle has several warning lights on it. When an issue occurs, make sure to pay attention to which light illuminates on the dashboard. One of the lights that could turn on is the Service Engine Soon light. If the light comes on, make sure to bring your vehicle in. We can connect it to the diagnostic computer to see what diagnostic codes that your engine is giving off. This helps to determine what repairs or services might be needed so the engine can work more efficiently. If you notice any other issue with your vehicle, it is always recommended to bring it in. This helps to prevent further issues from happening with the vehicle when you drive it.

 

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If the check engine light illuminates on the dashboard, make sure to notice how the vehicle is handling. When the vehicle starts to pull in one direction or another, it could also be a sign of an issue. This could mean that the tires or suspension are wearing down to a point where they need to be replaced. If the vehicle handles in less than ideal conditions than it used to, make sure to have it inspected as soon as possible.

 

There can be some reasons why the check engine light comes on along the dashboard. So of the reasons can be easy and quick to check. It may also allow the issue to be fixed. The first thing to do is check the vehicle. It can be as simple as not screwing the gas cap on tightly enough. If the cap allows itself to click a few times, make sure this is done so the gas cap is on tight. There could also be an issue with the spark plug wire. From a loose gas cap to a bad spark plug wire to the engine getting wet somewhere it should not, there are several unimportant reasons why your engine light may have come on as well. It is always recommended to bring the vehicle in so a professional can inspect it.