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Is Your Check Engine Light Flashing? This Is What That Means

Is there a difference between a solid and flashing check engine light? Whether the check engine light on your dashboard is solid or flashing, you still need to take your vehicle to your preferred service station as soon as possible to determine the cause of the warning light. However, there is a difference in the […]

4 Reasons Your Check Engine Light Is On

Why did your check engine light come on? Few things inspire stress and anxiety in drivers, like the check engine light in their dashboard display. That little yellow light could mean many things, some serious, some not so serious. The one thing that light means is that it’s time to take your vehicle to your […]

Oh, No! My Check Engine Light Is On!

Can I Keep Driving? You’re out on a cruise with the sunroof opened up, and the windows rolled down. Your favorite song blasts through your vehicle’s speakers, sending your head bobbing to the beat. It’s a good day, with the sun out and a cool breeze wafting all around you. Then, you see that dreaded […]

What Are Oxygen Sensors?

Oxygen Sensor FAQ’s — West Automotive Group Your car has something called an oxygen sensor. You may have also discovered that if an oxygen sensor goes bad, it can trigger a check engine warning. But perhaps you still have some additional questions about the O2 sensor. We’ll be glad to answer the most frequently asked […]

Vehicle Diagnostics: Explained

Diagnosing the Source of Your Car Trouble — West Automotive Group Nearly every driver will see a dashboard warning light illuminate at some point, and all drivers know that this is their car’s way of telling them it needs some attention. Few vehicle owners, however, are equipped to diagnose the exact nature of the root […]

What Is a Catalytic Converter

Can Somebody Please Explain The Catalytic Converter? — West Automotive Group New vehicles sold in the United States must meet federal Clean Air Act standards. Put in place in the 1970s, these regulations help protect our environment by controlling the emissions released into the air by our cars. An important component of the exhaust system […]