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Why Is Your Check Engine Light On?

When you drive a car off the lot, you expect that it is going to run well for a long time. Whether it is a brand-new car or a used car, you have certain expectations. Sometimes, you will run into problems quicker than expected. Your car may begin to run erratically or make odd noises. In some cases, your car may do nothing more than flash the check engine light at you.

What are the most common engine problems with vehicles? Forbes explains what to do in case of a check engine light.

Should you ignore the engine light?

The engine light comes on but you do not recognize any performance issues, what do you do? Many drivers ignore the warning light entirely. This can cost you more in repairs if you wait. To have your vehicle checked, all you need to do is ask a technician to evaluate it. He or she will use a scanner to find the problem code. Once you know the issue at hand, you can determine whether you should fix it or if the dealership scammed you.

What are common engine issues?

Engine issues come in a wide range, all varying in severity. It may be something simple like a defective gas cap. One of the most common issues is a defective catalytic converter. If you have faulty oxygen sensors or ignition coils, then it can harm the catalytic converter. Common engine issues also include problems with fuel injectors, the thermostat, transmission, brake control module and engine control module. To replace components can cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

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