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What Your Check Engine Light Means

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some people in Richmond and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most of us.


First, if your check engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause severe damage to the catalytic converter or other components. Get that taken care of right away. If your check engine light is flashing, you shouldn't drive at highway speeds, tow or haul heavy loads. Take it easy all the way to your Richmond service center.

If the light is glowing steadily, you should keep an eye on it for a day or two. If the light doesn't go off, schedule an appointment with your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Allen Tire Inc. to get it checked out.

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