The check engine light is a vital tool in the car. If you see the light come on while you’re driving, it’s important to get it checked by an experienced mechanic, such as one at Road Runner Auto Care. Sometimes, it’s a simple fix that won’t take much work and that won’t cost a lot of money. However, there are some issues with the check engine light that could be detrimental to the operation of the vehicle if they are not taken care of as soon as possible.
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A mechanic at Road Runner Auto Care will connect the vehicle to a scanning device that will read the codes that are being given to make the light come on in the car. This will let the mechanic know where to look to start the repairs. If you’ve recently put gas in the car, then the light can come on because the gas cap isn’t on tight. Some cars are programmed for the check engine light to come on when it’s time to get the oil changed, so if you know that it’s been 3,000 miles since the last change, then this is likely the reason.
An oxygen sensor is another common issue with the car that would cause the check engine light to appear. If the oxygen sensor fails, it will cause the car to burn more fuel, and it can damage the spark plugs. A faulty catalytic converter is another reason the check engine light would be on, but Road Runner Auto Care can do the repairs so that the vehicle will pass an emissions test as this is one of the things that you need to worry about if the converter is bad. Spark plugs or wires that need to be replaced can also trigger the light to come on, especially if they haven’t been changed or are due to be changed based on a routine maintenance schedule.