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What To Do About A Check Engine Light - Car Fault Codes

What To Do About A Check Engine Light - Car Fault Codes

It’s no longer surprising to find computer chips in places you never thought possible, but one place where they are just as important as ever is your car. A pesky check engine light will quickly dampen your spirits though, so here's what to do if your car's check engine light is making you nervous. What To Do About A Check Engine Light Need a check engine light assessed? Book online with Frank’s. If your check engine light is on, don't panic. Although there is a huge list of possible problems triggering the code, you have to be safe. It is best to limit driving to only the most necessary trips though and bring your car in to Frank's as quickly as possible. We'll check the fault code in your car's computer for free. If it's something super simple, say if your gas cap is loose, we'll send you on your way free of charge! Otherwise you can schedule an appointment online as soon as you see the check en ... read more

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5 Most Important Warning Lights on Your Dashboard

5 Most Important Warning Lights on Your Dashboard

Motorists should not ignore the following five warning lights once triggered, as doing so could have dire consequences. Engine temperature light The engine temperature light is triggered when the temperature climbs above a safe level. The engine may be overheating, the cooling mechanisms have failed or the car's computer has misinterpreted a fault in the engine temperature sensor. If this light comes on, you should pull over, turn off the ignition and consult a mechanic. Oil pressure light Oil is an essential component of an engine as it lubricates the many moving parts. The oiling system depends on steady oil pressure to get oil to the parts, and it may be disrupted if the oil becomes dirty or after an oil pump or filter failure. In the event of an oil pressure problem, you should stop and shut off the car immediately. Battery charging light An illuminated battery charging light can indicate that the battery is weak or that the alternator has failed. If the battery light ... read more

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