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3 Common Reasons the Check Engine Light Is On

3 Common Reasons the Check Engine Light Is On

The check engine light is ambiguous, and for some drivers, easy to ignore. The check engine light doesn’t give a lot of information about the issue with the engine. In some cases, the issue can be minor; in other cases, the problem can be severe. Even if you suspect the issue, you may be small, ignoring the check engine light can be dangerous and put your safety at risk. The moment the check engine light illuminates, you should plan on visiting an automotive shop. Below are three common reasons the check engine light is on.  The catalytic converter is damaged. The catalytic converter turns harmful gases such as carbon monoxide produced into less toxic compounds during the combustion process. Over time the catalytic converter becomes clogged. Clogged catalytic converters can be prevented with regular tune-ups and maintenance.  The oxygen sensor failed. The oxygen sensor manages unburned oxygen and how much fuel i ... read more