Let’s face it – there are a lot of things with your car that can go wrong. Something as simple as a flat tire can really throw a wrench in your plans for the day. Regular care and maintenance can go a long way toward ensuring that you’re not stuck on the side of the road waiting on a tow truck. At D Mac’s Auto Repair in Escondido, we’re proud to offer a wide range of car service options, including engine service and engine maintenance.
Common Engine Problems
At D Mac’s Auto Repair, we’ve seen Escondido drivers come into the shop with all kinds of engine problems that could have been prevented with the right auto repair and engine maintenance, but one of the most common is a check engine light. The trouble is that this light can be triggered by any number of different things. Most of them will require professional help to diagnose.
One of the most common reasons for a check engine light to come on is a loose of faulty gas cap. Just tightening the cap can be enough to make the light turn off, but if the cap’s seal is damaged, you’ll need to replace it.
A failed oxygen sensor is another very common reason for your check engine light to come on, and you’ll need it replaced before the light goes out, to say nothing about passing your emissions test.
If your car’s catalytic converter is failing or has failed completely, you can bet that your check engine light will come on as well. The catalytic converter is a crucial component of your emissions system and is responsible for reducing harmful emissions released into the atmosphere. Not only will the check engine light come on if this fails, but you won’t pass emissions.
Whatever problem you’re facing, D Mac’s Auto Repair in Escondido can help. Call us today at 760-746-0111 to schedule engine maintenance or to have your check engine light diagnosed. You can also fill out our contact form on our contact page as well.