My Check Engine Light Just Came On – Now What?

When your check engine light comes on, it's usually followed by anxiety and worry. The light could be as a result of just a minor issue, like a faulty gas gap, or something really serious like a misfiring engine. In most cases, the sane thing to do when your check engine light comes on is visit your car dealer to fix the problem.

What the Light means

The check engine light is part of your vehicle's onboard diagnostic system. When it detects a problem in the electronic control system that cannot be corrected, it turns on a yellow warning light labelled 'check engine'. Besides just the check engine light, the system stores a 'trouble code' which identifies the exact source of the problem. The code, however, requires a professional to decipher and repair the issue.

Identifying the problem

If your check engine light comes on, consider stopping by any of our locations. We have ASE Certified technicians who will happily scan your onboard computer to find out the cause the of the problem. Depending on the results obtained from the scan, they will make accurate and detailed repair suggestions based on what the issue is. After having it fixed, we will test drive your car to monitor your onboard computer to ensure that there are no more issues.

Do not ignore that light

Some people freak out when their check engine light comes on, and others opt to ignore it entirely. However, if you decide to ignore it, then brace yourself for more significant and costlier problems soon. The first thing you should do is check if your car's fuel cap is loose, and tighten it. This could, however, not be your car's only problem. The best alternative, however, is having a professional look at it to point out the exact problem.

We use state-of-the-art equipment to offer you the most detailed information about your vehicle's underlying problems, and only perform tasks that our clients approve. If you need check engine light repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today!