The Spookiest Thing Your Car Could Do
Happy Halloween. Today we’re taking a few minutes to discuss what’s typically the scariest thing that can happen to a car for most drivers short of flames shooting out of the hood… the check engine light coming on.
The fact is, a check engine light can be a signal for a lot of things – some really bad… some not so much. The check engine light exists to alert drivers of an issue in an engine that should be, well… checked… and checked by a Kata auto technician. The light comes on when the Kanata car’s vehicle’s onboard computer, or engine control unit (ECU), senses a problem. When/if your check engine light comes on, you need to get your car into a Kanata auto technician right away.
Some indications that the light is signaling a problem that isn’t major:
- Your car seems to be behaving normally
- No strange noises, smoke or smells (your car is not on fire)
- You’re getting the same gas mileage
Indications that the problem is/could be a scary issue:
- A constant, rattle or other unusual noise
- A serious decline in gas mileage
- The car is not starting
- Major loss of power
It’s pretty simple though, when that scary light comes on, get your car to a Kanata auto technician. If the problem is ignored it is sure to get worse and even more expensive if not catastrophic for the life of your car.
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