Q: Q: Check engine light

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So i was driving from work yesterday and on my way home my check engine light came on and it wasn't on when i left work or when i started up my car just that morning so today i drove my car to the store and the light disappeared is this normal or did my car just fix itself

My car has 141 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This can happen occasionally for a variety of reasons and can sometimes be related to things that can change in the atmosphere such as air temperature and density for example. This can impact something like a throttle body temperature sensor. The key here would be to just watch it closely to see if it will come on again. If you are worried, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office, to definitively diagnosis the Check Engine Light and make necessary repairs.

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