Your car’s check engine light is very important, as it serves as an early warning signal that something is wrong. Yet the light merely indicates that a problem exists, without telling you what the problem is. There are many different reasons for the check engine light to come on. If you cannot definitively diagnose and fix the problem, it is vital to take your car in for service right away. Here are some, though not all, common possibilities.
Loose Gas Cap
Worn Spark Plugs, Wires, or Ignition Coil
Faulty O2 or Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor
It is generally safe to keep driving if the check engine light comes on with no other symptoms. However, unless you find and fix the issue, you must get your car to a qualified auto technician as soon as possible to avoid worsening damage.
If you are tired of getting the runaround and being treated like you haven’t got a clue, we invite you to try Colchin Automotive instead. Give us a call at 303-431-5421 for all of your automotive needs!