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5 Reasons the “Check Engine” Light is On

5 Reasons the “Check Engine” Light is On

It can be worrisome to be on your way home only for the check engine light to illuminate. It's not only alarming, but it's also confusing. The check engine light doesn't give you very much information on what the problem is. Is the issue worthy for a mechanic, or is it a minor issue that's easily fixable? Below are five common reasons that will cause the check engine light to come on.   Bad Spark Plugs Spark plugs work to initiate combustion within the engine. Spark plugs can fail over time, but they typically last about 30,000 miles. Higher quality spark plugs can last well over. If you suspect the spark plugs may be the culprit, having them replaced should be quick and affordable.   Loose Gas Cap A loose gas cap is a simple issue but can leave the check engine light glowing. Pullover when it's safe to do so and check that the cap is securely fastened. If it is, it may be damaged or cracked. Gas caps are rel ... read more

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