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Just had my car jumped now my check engine light is on also it says change oil

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at


Thank you for writing in. Jumping the vehicle may have made a sensor or the computer glitch. Have the light reset by a technician or at an automotive parts store. Anyone with a scan tool should be able to turn the light off. The vehicle may also reset itself after it has been driven a certain number of miles. 

However, there is always a chance that the check engine light is valid. There may be a code that is trying to tell you something, and you may want to have the codes pulled before the technician clears the codes with a scan tool. Check your oil anyway just to be safe and sure, it only takes a moment. Good luck!

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