Bob Howard Acura welcomes you to discover why your Acura check engine light is on.
The check engine warning light warns owners of future engine issues or even total failure. There are many reasons your vehicle’s check engine light may turn on. It might be everyday problems like sensor failure, alerting you to do preventive maintenance, or even warning drivers of potentially significant issues that could contribute to engine failure. So, just because the check engine light comes on, it might not be a total disaster. However, if and when your check engine warning light does come on, we suggest bringing it to us for a full inspection. Even if nothing acts broken, getting it diagnosed accurately can be the difference between needing to replace the engine and a cheap repair.
Something as basic as not replacing your gas cap or not tightening it correctly may cause a check engine warning light. A car’s gas cap might need to be changed during your time of ownership. Gas caps may have a life expectancy as low as 50,000 miles. We highly suggest genuine replacement parts from the manufacturer if it is time to replace your gas cap. Parts from DIY stores can work in an emergency, but nothing beats original parts from the manufacturer.
Several sensors feed info to the engine to help it work efficiently. However, bad sensor readings from components like the MAF sensor or the O2 sensors can cause a check engine light to come on. If the car seems normal, a faulty O2 sensor is the most likely culprit. In this situation, it may mean that the car is probably fine, but because the engine is not getting the information, it triggers a warning light. Even if the vehicle feels fine, you should get your car checked out ASAP to rule out any potential larger problems.
Spark plugs are vital to the performance of your engine. As the name suggests, spark plugs give off a tiny spark of electricity, which then ignites the gas and causes the engine to run. Spark plugs demand exact tolerances for optimal performance, and if the spark plug gap is wrong, it could cause a check engine light. Some symptoms of faulty spark plugs include diminished MPG rates, less engine power, and your engine just will not run smoothly.
Bob Howard Acura is one of the most trusted places for engine repair in the Oklahoma City area. We happily service all vehicle makes and models. One of our factory-trained technicians will inspect your vehicle for any necessary repairs and suggest the best resolution for you and your vehicle. Schedule your Acura service in person or online today.