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What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?

What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?

The infamous yellow warning light, the check engine light, is a signal that comes from the car’s computer. When a sensor detects an error with the combustion process, it will trigger this dashboard warning signal to come on.    How Urgent Are Check Engine Light Problems? The answer is: it depends! You can typically get a clue on the severity of the problem from the behavior of the dashboard light itself. There are three ways that light can show up on your vehicle. Continuous - If the yellow light stays on, it means there’s not a huge problem going on with your car. However, it doesn’t mean there’s nothing wrong with your car either. You can continue driving but only for a little while. You should get your car to a trusted auto repair shop for diagnostics soon. Intermittent - This means that the check engine light blinks or flashes and turns off by itself. Sometimes, this simply is an error within the car’s computer. However, it can behave th ... read more

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