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Rock Hill, SC 2973

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Check Engine Light, Is it On? – Rock Hill, SC

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26 September 2013 Bookmark and Share

Are you driving a car that has a check engine light on? If so, relax, but don’t ignore it. Check engine lights can come on for lots of different reasons, most are related to emissions problems, but most definitely the check engine light could represent a serious problem. It is best to get it checked out right away.

In order to save time and money, it is important to have it diagnosed properly and quickly. Certified technicians and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment can find the specific problems that cause the MIL (Malfunction indicator light) to go on.

If the check engine light is lit the first thing you want to check is your gas cap. Each time you start your vehicle, a test is run on your emissions systems; if a leak is found, like a gas cap not secured properly, the light will go on.

Beyond that, you should have your car scanned for trouble codes. When the check engine light is illuminated, your vehicle sets a trouble code in one of its computers. These codes are used to point to the problem areas in the vehicle but not what parts to replace. Further diagnosis and testing in the trouble area is required to further figure out why the check engine light is on.
Keeping up with scheduled auto maintenance on your car can keep your service lights off and ensure that your car is always running properly and efficiently.  The main thing to remember when the engine light goes on, however, is to relax and have the problem addressed quickly to avoid further damage to your vehicle. For an auto diagnosis, contact Reliable Transmission Service.

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