Check engine light codes are common in older cars--what is yours telling you?

 

No matter how high-quality your vehicle is, no matter how reliable and durable it is, all things succumb to general wear and tear over time. And while that doesn't mean that you need to trade in your vehicle, by any means, it does mean that you may just need to be more aware of the unique care that an older vehicle requires.

And something you might start to see as you rack up miles on your trusty car, truck, or SUV is that small, glowing "Check Engine" light on your dashboard.

While this warning light isn’t nearly the terror that some believe it to be, it's still an important warning to take heed of. Here are the five most common components or parts that can be affected and that would trigger the check engine light to respond:

  • Catalytic converter
  • Loose gas cap
  • Spark plugs/plug wires
  • Mass airflow sensor
  • O2/oxygen sensor

The best way to fix these issues is to schedule an appointment at our Batavia service center for general diagnostics.

We'll read the codes, get you back ship-shape, and give you back the car you love in no time.

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