It can be distressing when the Check Engine Light is on. If you don’t understand why it’s flashing, it can cause anxiety and frustration. Although it’s not always easy to diagnose, there are a few common reasons why this can happen.

5 Reasons Your Check Engine Light Could Be On

  1. Your gas cap is loose. This is an easy fix. If the gas cap isn’t sealed properly, gas fumes can be released into the atmosphere even when you’re not driving your car. If you’ve lost your gas cap, it must be immediately replaced. If it’s not, you can lose fuel through evaporation.
  2. You have a faulty catalytic converter. This type of converter protects the environment by converting carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide. This is usually damaged from neglect. Your vehicle will not pass an emissions test if this is not replaced and your car is likely to run at a higher temperature.
  3.  You need new spark plugs. Spark plugs ignite the air in the combustion chamber. If the spark plug is not replaced, you can experience reduced fuel and power.
  4. The Mass Airflow Sensor needs to be replaced. Mass Airflow Sensors measure the amount of air coming into the engine. This determines how much fuel is needed. Without the Mass Airflow Sensor, you can do serious damage to the spark plugs.
  5. The Oxygen Sensor needs to be replaced. The purpose of an oxygen sensor is to measure the unburned oxygen in your car’s exhaust system. Without a properly-working oxygen sensor, your engine will burn more fuel than necessary causing you to get less miles per gallon.

To get your car up and running like it should, Ferry Farm Repair offers an honest service you can rely on. No matter what the issue is, we offer affordable and efficient care for all your car needs. For more information, please contact us at [email protected] or call us from 8AM to 6PM at 540-371-4122.