The Saga of the Mysterious Check Engine Light

 Your check engine light may look like any one of these, or something else.
Your check engine light may look like any one of these, or something else.

Many of us have seen it and if you’re like me you’ve been puzzled by it–the Check Engine light on the dashboard of your car or RV. Normally, it illuminates with many other lights when you first turning on the ignition, and then it disappears along with most of the others when the engine begins to run. What does it mean, though, when you’re driving merrily along your way and the Check Engine light comes on? Well, it could mean one of many things or point to more than one item that requires attention. The engine has a lot of parts and components, mechanical and electronic. Just which of these things are you supposed to check? Is it something urgent? Should you pull over and turn the engine off, or is it OK to continue driving? READ MORE…

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6 thoughts on “The Saga of the Mysterious Check Engine Light”

    1. I don’t know that I will; don’t know that I won’t. I can say I don’t want to be around here for the next big earthquake on the Hayward fault. I live very close to it and a big one is overdue, they say. I’ve started looking at 5th wheels online.

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