Nothing can ruin your day faster than unexpected issues with your vehicle. Having the ‘check engine’ light come on is one them. While it may be inconvenient, that light is actually controlled by your vehicles onboard computer, to tell you that something is wrong, before you end up stuck on the side of the road.
While the light signals that something is wrong with your vehicle, it doesn’t tell you what the problem is, and that’s where Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire can help. Our technicians can reads the computer code that’s causing the check engine light to go on, and do additional diagnostic work to see what’s wrong with your vehicle. You shouldn’t completely panic when you see the light come on, but you do need to make it a priority to stop by the shop as soon as possible, following the check engine light turning on.
Here are a couple of common reasons why your check engine light will turn on:
But those are just a few of the many different reasons. That’s why a technician needs to perform diagnostics and read the code, to fully assess what’s going on. Ignoring the light will only end up costing you in the long run, so make sure when your check engine light turns on, that you come to us, and allow us to assist you with the problem.