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What Does This Warning Light Mean?

What does this warning light mean?

We’ve all been there — you’re cruising down the road on your way to work, and suddenly you notice that there’s a new symbol illuminated on your dashboard. The worst, right?

Not necessarily!

When most car owners see a check engine light appear, they are suddenly bombarded with the thought of shelling-out hundreds for car repairs. This unfortunately causes many drivers to simply ignore the warning light, and hope that it goes away.

Thankfully, the check engine light doesn’t always mean costly repairs, and most likely just means that a component within your vehicle’s system isn’t working correctly. The most common repairs needed for when a check engine light comes on are:

  • Replace Catalytic Converter

  • Replace Thermostat

  • Replace Ignition Coils

  • Loose or Damaged Fuel Cap

  • Replace 02 Sensors

  • Replace Ignition Coils

  • Replace Spark Plugs

  • Replace EVAP Valve

  • Replace EVAP Purge Solenoid

As you can see, while these repairs aren’t expected or entirely fun to do, they’re a long-shot away from a several-hundred dollar repair like most drivers expect with an illuminated dash-light.

Even if it’s a smaller repair at the current moment, it’s best to keep-up on your vehicle’s maintenance, and to quickly replace any damaged or malfunctioning parts as quickly as possible, as leaving these components could likely end up costing you more money down the road.

If you have any concerns over a light on your vehicle’s dashboard, we encourage you to visit our location at Larsen’s Auto Repair for a free diagnostic service. At the very least, it will help put your mind at ease, and hopefully save you some expensive repairs in the future.

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