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Free Check Engine Light Code Retrieval Service

So your check engine light is on? Modern vehicles are equipped with onboard computers that monitor the critical systems in your car and warn you when something is going wrong. Your check engine light is your vehicle computer’s way of telling you that there may be a problem and your car requires service as soon as possible. Don’t panic. PV Garage offers a Free Check Engine Light Code Retrieval Service designed to provide the answers you need (1996 and newer only). Once the fault code (also known as OBD II code) is retrieved from your engine’s onboard computer, We'll discuss your code/s results, and see if an appointment is necessary to perform a full diagnostic to see what is causing the malfunction.

Why did my Check Engine light come on?

The reasons for a check engine light activation can range from something as simple as a loose gas cap to something as serious as a faulty catalytic convertor. Below is a list of a few of the possible problems that could cause your check engine light to activate.

  • Loose gas cap
  • Problem with the MAF sensor or circuit
  • System running too lean or too rich
  • Cylinder misfire
  • Knock sensor circuit malfunction
  • Insufficient EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) flow
  • Catalyst system efficiency below threshold
  • Faulty oxygen sensor or A/F ratio sensor

These are just a few of the hundreds of causes and symptoms that would result in an engaged check engine light.

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