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What Causes the Check Engine Light to Come On?

What Causes the Check Engine Light to Come On?

The yellow outlined symbol of an engine is most drivers' biggest nightmare. It means that your car is in trouble, and it usually requires you to take your vehicle to the repair shop. Let's take a look at the top 5 common causes that will trigger your check engine light: Catalytic Converter Out of the five problems we are going to talk about, this one is the most dreaded. The reason for that is because it can be costly to replace the catalytic converter, and your vehicle needs it. The catalytic converter is a portion of your car's exhaust system known for its chemical converting capabilities. If you notice a rotten egg odor along with the check engine light, the cat is probably the problem. Loose Gas Cap If you happened to forget to screw on your gas cap last time you filled up your car, SUV, or truck, then it will cause your check engine light to come on. If there's a gap for any other reason, such as a damaged cap, please have it replaced as soon as possible. Mass ... read more