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My Check Engine Light Is On...What Do I Do Now?

It might appear to be the end of the world when your check engine light comes on, but it's genuinely not as bad as you think. The light is just a symbol to signify that a problem with your engine needs to be fixed. So whenever you notice that the light is on, contact Global Car Care as soon as possible. Our expert team can adequately diagnose the problem using our state-of-the-art computer equipment. You can trust us to pinpoint the problem and fix the issue in no time.  

 

What Are the Most Common Causes of a Check Engine Light Flickering On?

Faulty Catalytic Converter

The catalytic converter assists in limiting harmful emissions by transforming carbon monoxide and other toxic gases into less harmful emissions. The converter is built to last as long as ten years, so it usually doesn't fail unless another vehicle part is broken, such as spark plugs or a mass airflow sensor. This consequence is why you should have your car taken to an auto repair shop as soon as the light comes on to stop the problem from escalating to the converter. 

Worn Out Spark Plugs

Failing spark plugs will not enable the spark needed to fire your engine up. The coil extends the electrical charge produced by the battery and can go old for many reasons. You will usually experience engine misfires and a lit-up check engine light as a result.

Corrupted Mass Air Flow Sensor

The airflow sensor manages the air and calculates how much fuel to inject to ensure that the engine functions correctly. If this sensor malfunctions, the check engine light will illuminate. The process of fixing the mass airflow sensor is quite simple, but you should have it taken care of ASAP.

Broken Gas Cap

When your check engine light comes on, the best thing you can hope for it to be is a broken gas cap. All you'll need to fix it is a simple gas cap replacement. With a broken lid, your gas will evaporate through the opening of a loose fuel cap causing the light to come on. To avoid unnecessary costs, please ensure to tighten and secure your gas cap every time you fill-up.

 

Don't procrastinate on getting your check engine light inspected because the problem can escalate rather quickly. For high-quality check engine light repairs, bring your vehicle to Global Car Care. Give us a call or visit today!