Almost every person who owns and drives a vehicle has one thing in common - they all dread the despicable "check engine" light.
Everybody is thankful that their vehicle has a computer system with the technology to put out a warning when it senses that a particular part or system of the car is experiencing some sort of issue. If left ignored, that issue could result in causing some serious damage to your vehicle.
The reason the check engine light is such a hassle is that it tells us there is an issue with the car, but it does not pinpoint that issue for us. It could turn out to be something minor, like a loose cap on either the gas tank or one of the engine fluid containers, but at the same time, it could be a major issue such as a transmission problem, in which case further driving of the vehicle is highly advised against.
The only way to really understand what the check engine light is indicating is by running a computer diagnostics test on the vehicle. Unfortunately, not every car owner has the tools or expertise to accomplish this on their own. For that reason, it is recommended that you keep the driving of the vehicle down to a minimum until you have a chance to bring it to our shop. At our shop, our professional mechanics will be able to run the diagnostics test for you and will let you know what issues the car is experiencing, and how you can go about making sure everything gets taken care of to bring the car back to safe driving conditions.
If your check engine light comes on while driving, it does not necessarily mean you must pull over and pay for a tow truck to get your car home. But after you make sure the car is still in driving condition, try to bring it in sooner rather than later for the best results.
If you need check engine light repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today!