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Monthly Archives: January 2015

What Causes the Check Engine Light to Turn On?

What Causes the Check Engine Light to Turn On?

All vehicles are manufactured with the check engine light feature. Although car owners tend to dread it, the light is an important warning that the car needs maintenance or repair. The ironic aspect about the light is that the issue of the car isn’t necessarily the engine itself that is malfunctioning – it is usually the parts of the car that have a connection with the engine. So when cars are brought into Savage Automotive for a diagnosis, we don’t just simply check the engine. We investigate and inspect all of the vehicle’s parts. We’ve formed a list of the top five car issues that are associated with the check engine light. Loose Gas Cap – If the gas cap is missing or loose, the fuel system becomes exposed and pressure cannot be maintained. Gasoline fumes get released into the atmosphere when the car isn’t being driven and fuel is lost. Catalytic Converter – The catalytic converter becomes damaged due to maintenance negle ... read more

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