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Is it Safe to Drive with Your Check Engine Light On?

Is it Safe to Drive with Your Check Engine Light On?

It has happened to most of us at one time or another. You might be driving around the city just fine only to suddenly discover that your check engine light has come on. Not knowing exactly why that light has come on might trouble you, but you might not notice anything wrong with the vehicle. That is why you might also be wondering if it is ok to just keep driving with the light on. The simple answer is, no, you should not drive with that light on for any longer than is absolutely necessary. The check engine light is a warning system built into the design of your car for exact reasons such as this. What Can Happen if You Keep Driving? To be fair, there are no guarantees that something bad will happen if you keep driving your vehicle when the check engine light has come on. However, the consequences of doing so can be rather severe. To begin with, this could be an indicator of a serious problem with your engine. If that is the case, you will become a hazard to other vehicles while driv ... read more

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