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5 Reasons Your Check Engine Light Is On

5 Reasons Your Check Engine Light Is On

If you're on a road trip and the check engine light comes on, it grabs your attention immediately. Dashboard lights have been implemented for a while. Today, modern vehicles have a sophisticated system that can give plenty of information about your vehicle's health. The indicator lights on your dashboard can tell you if your tire pressure is low or your engine runs too hot. However, the check engine light can be more of a mystery. Is it a significant problem that needs professional attention or a minor issue that can be corrected right away? If you know the possible meanings, you'll be less likely to feel a sense of panic. Below are seven of the most common reasons your check engine may come on.  The gas cap is loose.  Have you just recently left the gas station? If you just filled your tank, make sure your gas cap is completely secured. A gas cap that is loose or damaged may be the reason the check engine light is on. The gas cap prevents the fuel from evapora ... read more

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