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What should I do if the alternator light comes on?

What does it mean if the check engine light stays on but there is no noticeable problem?

What does it mean if the check engine light stays on and its not running well?

The check engine light comes on in the city but goes off when I'm on the highway. Why is that?

What should I do if the engine temperature gauge begins rising during rush-hour traffic?

What’s that noise?  What’s wrong with my car?  Do you think it could be the…?

What are some warning signs that may mean car trouble?

What does the check engine light mean?

What do I do about an overheating engine?

Why are my brakes making noise?

Will it damage my engine if I continue to drive my car when the check engine light is on?