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Reasons Why Your Car's Engine Light Is Always On

Your car's engine light turning on indicates a problem with the electrical or mechanical components, according to Mechanicbase. A loose gas cap, a defective detector, or a spark plug that has to be changed are all potential causes of the engine light turning on.

Driving while the engine light is illuminated is risky since you are unsure of the problem. It is advised to look for guidance from an experienced professional in the area. Here are the common reasons why your car's engine light is on.  

According to mechanicbase, a tiny oxygen sensor allows the car to keep track of the amount of oxygen in the engine. As a result, the air-to-fuel ratio can remain constant. The correct air-to-fuel ratio cannot be maintained if an oxygen sensor malfunctions.

An increase in fuel usage and pollution output is one of the clear signs of an oxygen sensor that isn't working properly. It's crucial to replace your oxygen sensor right away because it's a common reason for the check engine light flashing.

A broken gas or fuel lid makes the issue worse.

A broken gas or gasoline cap could be the cause of your car's engine light. A common reason why the "check engine" light illuminates is a loose gas cap. Gasoline or gas vapour may leak from a faulty, damaged, or loose gas or fuel cap. It's also possible that the gasoline system up top has a more significant leak.

You can retake control of the vehicle once you've reinstalled and tightened the cap. The check engine light should stop blinking after some time. Take your car in for service if it's giving you problems.

Under the car, a damaged catalytic converter.

The exhaust system of a car includes the catalytic converter. Catalysts can be used to change hazardous gases into less harmful byproducts. The engine light will come on if the catalytic converter in your car malfunctions.

Reduced performance, increased fuel consumption, and the discharge of hazardous gases that can be seen as darker smoke are just a few symptoms of defective catalytic converters.

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