We know how tempting it is to ignore your check engine light when it comes on, especially when you haven’t actually noticed any performance issues. At Collins Auto Care, we never want you to delay having your vehicle inspected when your check engine light comes on. That pesky little light can actually save you a lot of money on repairs in the long run by alerting you to minor issues that could potentially grow into major problems.
Why Is My Check Engine Light On?
Modern vehicles are far more technologically advanced than their predecessors. Today’s cars, trucks, and SUVs are equipped with On-Board Diagnostics systems that regularly check your vehicle’s major systems and components for potential issues. When an issue is caught it alerts your system and illuminates your check engine light or one of the other warning lights on your dashboard.
So what does it mean when your check engine light comes on? The truth is that it could be due to several reasons. A check engine light could mean anything from a loose gas cap to potential engine failure. If you have tightened your gas cap and that light is still on, it is time to make a trip to Collins Auto Care.
What Should I Do If My Check Engine Light Is On?
When your check engine light comes on, we always recommend that you bring your vehicle to Collins Auto Care. We will perform a scan, give you the codes, and let you know an estimate fo the repairs. Before we can start those repairs, we will need to do a deeper dive into your vehicle and the affected systems and components.
It is common for drivers to believe that a diagnostic test will deliver all the answers, but in reality, it is more of a road map. When we run a diagnostic check, it gives our team an idea of where in your vehicle the problem is located, but you still need a thorough inspection from one of our experts to determine what the problem is.
Anytime your check engine light is on, it requires the attention of an auto repair experts who will put you and your vehicle first. The ASE certified technicians at Collins Auto Care are here for all of your check engine light and diagnostic needs. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.