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Why is the Check Engine Light On?

Why is the Check Engine Light On?

As a driver, it's important to stay prepared for what can go wrong with your vehicle. The coolant can leak, the transmission could fail, or a tire can go flat. Mechanical issues can happen when we least expect them to. If the check engine light comes on, it can leave you completely confused because it can be alerting you to a variety of issues. You know you should check the engine, but you aren't sure why. The check engine light never comes on by mistake; below are five reasons your check engine light may have come on.  Engine Overheating  If the check engine light has come on due to your engine overheating, you will also notice additional symptoms such as a high-temperature reading and white smoke. The engine overheating can be dangerous and can cause severe damage to your vehicle. If your car is overheating, pull over immediately and allow your vehicle to cool down. If letting your car cool doesn't help, you should seek professional assistance ... read more

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