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The CHECK ENGINE Light: How To Keep a Warning From Being a Panic

The CHECK ENGINE Light: How To Keep a Warning From Being a Panic

One of the scariest things we can face when dealing with a problem with our car is the ambiguity of a Check Engine light. It doesn’t announce the problem directly but warns us like a fiery omen that our automobile may be in jeopardy until we get it serviced. Most issues with a car aren’t as worrying. We know what to do when a tire blows, as scary as that can be. We know where to look when the car doesn’t start. But it’s hard to tell what to worry about (or how much you should be worried) when the Check Engine light is on. Driving with the light on can conjure imaginary demons or allow us to ignore real gremlins if we don’t take it seriously. Here are some things to bear in mind when you see the Check Engine light getting your attention: A blinking Check Engine light is a serious issue. According to Motorist.org, a blinking Check Engine light is usually an indication of something much more dangerous. It can indicate an accidental misfire where unburned g ... read more

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