We have all been there where our car or trucks check engine light comes on. It is one of the worst feelings you can experience especially if it is completely out of a blue.
Some people will put off addressing their check engine light in faint hope that it just disappears like some kind of miracle. Has anybody ever had that feeling? Well latest reports from the annual CarMD Vehicle Health index reinforces what most of us already know. That hope of it disappearing is just making it worse. The longer you leave a check engine light repair unattended, the more damage it can cause potentially. It can cause you to get less miles per gallon and cause greater damage to your vehicle down the road. It is important to get out of that mindset of fear and go address the problem as soon as you can get scheduled.
Here are some common check engine light repairs that you may be dealing with;
- Replace O2 sensor(s)
- Replace Catalytic Converter
- Inspect fuel cap and tighten it or replace it if necessary.
- Replace thermostat
- Replace fuel injector
Of course, these are just some of the potential causes. But notice number 3 on the list. Sometimes it can be something as simple (and inexpensive) as tightening your fuel cap. So, all that fear, and worry has been over nothing.
These check engine light issues tap into a greater problem we deal with in the automotive industry of regular recommended maintenance. If you stay up to date with your cars recommendations and have a trustworthy mechanic, BIG repair costs can be avoided in the future. Some of these bigger repairs can be very costly but it is still important to address the situation as early as possible and find out a way to solve the problem.
If your check engine light is on, then please call our stores and our staff will be happy to go over any concerns for you.
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