Okay…So some of you are thinking…
Duh, bring your car in to the shop lady!
Key word – lady.
One that knows nothing of cars except big bucks on repairs.
So if I knew I had just had an oil change why was my 9 year old mini van engine light on?
Enter best friend Google who always saves the day.
The easiest thing to check first if you know you have had an oil change is the gas cap.
Yes… some fumes may be leaking out if your cap is not on tightly.
My fuel cap was barely on.
You want to take it off and check for condensation.
Wipe it with a paper towel and put it back on turning until 3 or 4 clicks are heard.
If this doesn’t work you can then unplug the battery for 30 minutes.
I think at this point I would have taken it to the shop for a scan.
Did you know their are places now that will scan your car and give you a report for free?
Another thing I learned the hard way is before I bring my car to the shop for repairs I always research the problem and try to make a list as well as the price points for repairs .
This make me less likely to get taken advantage of.
The service mechanic then knows I care about my car and my money : )