You’re driving on the highway and your check engine light comes on and you panic. The first thing that might come to mind is, am I going to make it to where I’m going? Next, price of the possible repair and lastly, I can’t afford this right now. Remain calm, and try to stop the urge to panic. There are many reasons why your check engine light may have came on and most are fairly simple fixes.
More than likely, it’s not that serious
There are many different reasons why your check engine light may have came on and it’s mostly very inexpensive to fix. According to CarMD, the five most common check engine repairs are:
- O2 sensor (part of the emissions system, monitoring and helping adjust the air-fuel mixture)
- Loose gas cap (which will cost you nothing to fix)
- Mass air flow sensor (monitoring the amount of air mixed in the fuel injection system)
- Ignition Coil Packs (which are a little more expensive to replace)
- Catalytic converter
You may not know what any of these things are, but that’s why you should visit a well trusted service department like Godwin Service, Godwin Motors’ in-house full-service center. You can easily set an appointment to check your engine light at http://www.godwinmotors.com/schedule-car-maintenance-or-auto-repair-columbia-sc.
Technology makes it easier to diagnose these types of issues. Today, most cars are equipped with an onboard computer system that is responsible for controlling things like the fuel injectors, spark plugs, the steering system and more. Godwin Service can easily tell you what the problem is with a diagnostic computer system. You can either call Godwin Service (803.252.8774) or set up an appointment online at www.godwinmotors.com to get your diagnostic as soon as possible.
Next time your engine light comes on, don’t panic. More than likely, it’s just a easy fix and most importantly inexpensive.