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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Is it Safe to Drive with Your Check Engine Light On?

Is it Safe to Drive with Your Check Engine Light On?

Your check engine light is part of your car's onboard diagnostic system. It either flashes or remains steady whenever something goes wrong. Before we conclude whether it's safe to drive with this light on or not, let's first find out why it could turn on in the first place. Below are four common reasons. Bad Catalytic Converter The catalytic converter constitutes your vehicle's exhaust system. Its role is to transform carbon monoxide into carbon. Its failure is usually indicated by a rotten egg-smell emission. If the catalytic converter is faulty, the check engine light will turn on. Something Is Wrong with The Gas Cap The gas cap ensures the fuel system is intact and nothing is lost through evaporation. If you did not tighten your gas cap after the last refill, it could be the reason your check engine light is on. A broken, missing, cracked, or loose gas cap will turn your check engine light on. You Need to Replace The (MAF) Sensor This sensor regulates the amoun ... read more

Most Romantic Drives in California to Share with Your Sweetheart

Most Romantic Drives in California to Share with Your Sweetheart

Valentine's Day might look a little different in 2021. Still, we are fortunate to live in such a picturesque state -- California is home to so many beautiful landscapes, ranging from the snowy mountains in Tahoe to southern California's breathtaking beaches. The team at Carlsbad Auto Service can't think of a better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than spending time with two of your loves: your vehicle and your sweetheart.  The team at Carlsbad Auto Service has put together a list of the most romantic drives in California to share with your sweetheart:  Angeles Crest Highway: This magnificent mountain route begins along California State Route 2 and is approximately 66 miles long. This drive takes you through the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest. Expect relaxing and twisting turns.  Pacific Coast Highway: Pacific Coast Highway is a classic. Even though we have all been on the PCH at some point, we have ... read more

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