Check Engine Light

Why is the Check Engine Light on again? Your Check Engine Light (CEL) warns you that your vehicle’s computer has found a malfunctioning component in your emission control system. You may see “check engine,” “service engine soon,” or “check powertrain.” The light may show an engine picture, perhaps with the word “Check.” To determine the actual problem, we use an electronic scan tool or a diagnostic computer to retrieve Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC).

Some common issues that turn on the check engine light include:

  • Your gas cap is not on tightly enough; we suggest checking before calling us
  • Sensors have malfunctioned
  • The spark plugs are not functioning correctly
  • Your vehicle is emitting high levels of pollutants

In any case, you should bring your vehicle to us. We can inspect it, diagnose any problems, and take care of it. Ignoring your check engine light can cause serious problems with your car in the long run.

A check engine light appointment goes pretty fast, so stop by or give us a call. We can also help diagnose drivability issues, emission, running rough and other vehicle issues.