20 Oct 3 Reasons Your Honda’s Check Engine Light Is On
You’re driving home from work one day when your worst nightmare as a car owner occurs: the check engine light comes on, without warning and with no explanation. For most drivers, this means a trip to the mechanic. The check engine light is one of the most frustrating and confusing facets of owning a vehicle. It’s just a light with no information telling you what the problem is. According study conducted by CarMD, three common malfunctions cause the check engine light to come on, so let’s see what they are.
One: Replace Oxygen Sensor
An oxygen sensor is a part that monitors the unburned oxygen from the exhaust. It helps monitor how much fuel is burned. A faulty sensor means it’s not providing the right data to the computer and causes a decrease in gas mileage. Most cars have between two and four oxygen sensors and the code you get from the scanner will tell you which one needs replacing.
Two: Loose or Faulty Gas Cap
You wouldn’t think a gas cap would be that important, but it is. When it’s loose or cracked, fuel vapors leak out and can throw the whole fuel system off. This causes a reduction in gas mileage and increases emissions.
Three: Replace Catalytic Convertor
The catalytic convertor works to reduce exhaust gases. It converts carbon monoxide and other harmful materials into harmless compounds. If your catalytic convertor is failing, you’ll notice a decrease in gas mileage or your car won’t go any faster when you push the gas.
If you think these may be the cause of your problems, or for any other car maintenance, bring in your Honda to Honda of Aventura as soon as possible!