And if the aforementioned CarMD or similar devices are out of your price range, many auto parts stores will provide a free scan of your vehicle should your "check engine" light come on. Just call the stores in your area first to see if they offer such a service.
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Published: May 25 2011 11:29:01 AM EDT Updated On: Dec 27 2012 10:28:23 AM EST