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Check Engine Light On

check engine light flashing

Many drivers tend to ignore the ‘check engine light’ when it comes on in their car fearing a costly repair in their future. The good news is, most of the time, it’s not a major problem. In fact, the most common cause of the check engine light coming on is due to a loose gas cap. If your gas cap is not tightened down, it can cause an error in the vehicle’s vapor recovery system. Often simply tightening the cap will fix this problem, even if it takes a little while for the light to turn back off. However, sometimes the check engine light is a warning of bigger problems. Some of these problems could include:

  • problems with your engine’s combustion
  • problems with your catalytic converter
  • problems with your spark plugs
  • problems with your air/fuel mixture

The experts at Absolute Car Care have the latest diagnostics equipment that will allow us to quickly and easily determine why your light is on and what we should do about it. We can instantly get your car’s Diagnostic Trouble Code, fix the problem and get you back on the road at a reasonable cost. Call now for an appointment (508) 820-9323, or use the ‘Quick Contact’ form to the right.