An illuminated check engine light is a signal from the vehicle's engine computer that something is wrong. Many people worry that it means a costly repair is needed, but that's not always the case. Here are some of the common reasons why a check engine light turns on.
Loose or Broken Gas Cap
Probably the most common reason for an illuminated check engine light is a gas cap that hasn't been screwed on tightly. When it's loose or cracked, fuel vapors leak out and can throw the whole fuel system off. This also ...[more]
Getting your tires aligned is an important maintenance procedure that you should have done on a regular basis. Your cars alignment is most frequently disrupted by running over a pothole, hitting a bump, or even by running over a curb. When your tires are not properly aligned they will wear down much faster. More importantly, they will wear down unevenly which can cause your tire to lose air pressure and possibly blowout. A car with properly aligned tir ...[more]
Properly maintaining your vehicle goes a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle. "Neglected vehicle care almost always means high costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value," says Rich White, executive director of the Car Care Council. That's why they have designated April National Car Care Month. April is a great time to focus on your vehicle's maintenance needs to make sure your car is ready for summer travel! This month, take some time to check these basic maintenance procedures.
Many people don't know that neglecting car maintenance in order to save time and money will inevitably backfire. To prevent expensive repair bills down the line, remember to have the following basic car and tire maintenance services routinely performed at your local automotive repair facility.
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