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Monthly Archives: March 2015

5 Common Reasons the Check Engine Light Comes On

Once your check engine light comes on, time is of the essence. Your car is telling you there is a small problem that needs to be fixed now, or you can wait and likely need to fix a much bigger issue. When your light comes on, contact an expert auto repair shop to have the problem diagnosed using computer computer diagnostic equipment that will pinpoint the fault. Here are 5 common reasons the light comes on. Faulty Catalytic Converter The catalytic converter helps reduce harmful emissions by converting carbon monoxide and other hazardous gases into less harmful emissions. Replacing a catalytic converter is pretty pricy, but they generally don't fail unless something else has already broke, such as much less expensive spark plugs or an airflow sensor. This is why it is important to get your car to a professional mechanic as soon as the check engine light comes on so that you can get the initial problem fixed for a couple hundred dollars before having to spend th ... read more

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