Top check-engine-light car repairs

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When your check-engine light appears, don’t ignore it. If you postpone repairs, you risk additional damage that can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars to fix. So, if you see the check-engine light come on, make an appointment with your mechanic promptly.

The annual cost for car repairs is on the rise. After two flat years, overall car repair costs rose 2.7 percent in 2016. Labor costs spiked 4.7 percent and parts climbed 1.4 percent.

The cost analysis by CarMD, based on data from 2016, also lists the main problems that can make your check-engine light go on. Keep reading to see which 10 car problems are most likely to trigger a check-engine-light warning.

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