In the world there are currently around 20 million people driving vehicles with check engine lights on. Do you know someone whose check engine light is currently on? Are you one of them? Avoiding getting it checked, because it could be an expensive fix? Avoiding the check engine light could be one of the worst ideas and turn into a very expensive problem if not taken care of right away.
When the red, orange or yellow check engine light comes on, it can mean anything from an expensive fix like a bad catalytic converter to an inexpensive fix like a loose gas cap. Usually the light turns on due to your engine releasing a hazardous amount of pollutants into the air and something needs to be fixed. With one in ten percent of all cars with their check engine light on and on average waiting three months to have it checked, that small light can be the symbol of harm for the environment.
CarMD has published the most common Check Engine light codes up to 2010 and what each average problem should cost. Common problems with engine when gas light comes on:
Loose gas cap
Spark plug wires
Mass air flow sensor
As scary as it may seem, once the check engine light comes on, the best thing to do is immediately take your car, truck or SUV to a dealership. The Bakersfield Mazda Dealership in Bakersfield, CA has highly trained Mazda technicians who specialize in fixing engines. Schedule a service with the Bakersfield Mazda dealer today! Come in by November 30th, 2013 and fine a Fall Engine Service Special for only $25.95!
Spring is here! and so is the Spring cleaning you have been dreading! Spring cleaning is not the only important task for spring. April is National Car Care month after a long winter. Bakersfield Mazda in Bakersfield, CA wants to make sure you have the tools to prepare your car for another healthy year. There are simple maintenance check-ups and services that you may not think of to help keep your car in good shape. By following the 10 simple steps listed below, you and your car will have another great year!
The 10 simple steps to keeping a healthy car:
Make sure all fluids are topped off
Check for cracks and extreme wear in hoses or belts
Look to see if your battery is still operating with high power
Have break lining, rotors and drums examined
Pencil in a vehicle tune-up to receive best fuel economy and balance
Examine exhaust for leaks
Check to make sure heating and AC are properly working
Test windshield wipers and all lights
Schedule a tire rotation/tread check, wheel alignment and air pressure appointment
Have shock absorbers, steering and suspension system and chassis parts inspected
Following these simple steps will help keep you and drivers around you safe. They will also help keep your car in prime condition and allow you to have better fuel economy. Bakersfield Mazda is always offering new service discounts and coupons. To find some of these visit their service specials or call to set up an appointment. You can also make service appointments online.