There are a variety of problems that can cause your check engine light to illuminate. Though it may or may not be caused by drivability problems, it’s important to get it diagnosed because the underlying problem can cause lasting damage to exhaust components such as the catalytic converter, which is very expensive to replace. In addition, the car will be outputting a greater amount of emissions, and may see a decrease in gas mileage.
Some of the problems associated with check engine lights:
- Defective oxygen sensors
- Bad catalytic converters
- EVAP leaks
- Clogged EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) valve
- Spark plugs being worn to the point where unburned gas is poured into the catalytic converters, thereby damaging them
Having an ASE certified technician diagnose the underlying problem behind a check engine light is much more prudent than simply having an auto parts store use a simple code reader to see the numerical code behind the check engine light. If your check engine light is on, schedule a free appointment with out ASE certified technician today. We will diagnose and repair the problem to get you back on the road quickly and safely.