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Omaha Auto Service News

What is the Check Engine Light Telling me?

We’ve all been there – your check engine light turns on and fears of being stranded on the side of the road start flying through your head. Stay calm. It may be just a loose gas cap.

The Malfunction Indicator Lamp – more commonly known as the check engine light – tells Check-engine-lighta driver to take the car to an auto service provider for a diagnosis of the problem. At House of Mufflers and Brakes in Omaha we can diagnose and fix the issue.  All cars built after 1996 have a universal connector to access the information outlined in the standardized list of diagnostic trouble codes, which allows us to find the problem in an efficient manner.

While there are hundreds of diagnostic codes, here are a few of the more common causes:

  • Loose gas cap
  • Problem with the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor or circuit
  • Cylinder misfire
  • Insufficient EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) flow
  • Need to Replace Catalytic Converter
  • Need to Replace Oxygen Sensor

The best thing to do when your car’s check engine light turns on is to bring it to an auto service professional in Omaha.  Ignoring the light can potentially lead to a bigger problem over time. Print a $25 off coupon for your check engine light off our website.

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