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4 Reasons Why Your Check Engine Light Is On

One thing that can really throw us for a loop is when the check engine light comes on in our vehicles. There are many reasons as to why it's on, and they usually aren't a huge problem.

At Yonkers Kia, we want your vehicle to run in tip-top shape for as long as possible. We understand that you and your vehicle have been through a lot together, and you want to treat it right. By taking the time to understand what is going on under the hood, you'll be better prepared to service your vehicle in the proper manner. 

Too Much Gas
Sometimes, when the catalytic converter begins to wear down, gases from the exhaust can leak into your vehicle's engine. This issue is often overlooked, but getting it checked regularly can help keep your vehicle running better and longer.

Too Much Water
Water can turn even the simplest part of driving into a hassle. If it has recently rained, or you've gone through a rather large puddle, there may be excess water in your engine. Don't worry though, this issue fixes itself over the course of a handful of miles.

Bad Spark Plugs
If you're driving a gasoline-powered vehicle, then your engine is compiled of spark plugs along with timing belts and hoses. All of these components need to be in perfect order to keep your vehicle running the way it should, and your check engine light dark.

Gas Cap
We know what you're thinking. "My gas cap is nowhere near my engine, though?" While the gas cap is indeed located on the other end of most vehicles, in some circumstances having a loose gas cap can trigger the check engine light. This is a quick-fix that can easily save you a trip to the service shop!

If you notice that your check engine light is on and none of these tips seem to help, make sure you visit our service department. 

There is nothing like the peace of mind in knowing that your vehicle is running properly and our ASE Certified technicians can help to provide that for you. When servicing your vehicle, you can trust that our technicians use only genuine OEM parts.

By taking the time to understand what is going on under the hood, you'll be better prepared to service your vehicle in the proper manner. 

If you've gotten to the point where you're ready for a newer vehicle, check out our inventory to find your next car, truck, or SUV.

 

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