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Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

It might seem like the end of the world when your check engine light comes on, but it might not be as bad as you think. The light is just an indicator that a problem within your engine needs to be fixed. So whenever you notice the light on, contact our auto repair shop to have the problem properly diagnosed using the right computer equipment. At Open Road Automotive & Tire, you can trust us to pinpoint the problem and resolve the issue for you.     Here are the four most common reasons behind a lit-up check engine light: Faulty Catalytic Converter The catalytic converter helps minimize harmful emissions by converting carbon monoxide and other toxic chemical vapors into less harmful emissions. This part usually doesn't fail unless something else has previously broken, such as spark plugs or an airflow sensor. This domino effect is why you should get your car to an auto repair as soon as the light comes on to prevent the problem from escalating ... read more

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