Check Engine Light, Is It Important?

When your check engine light comes on, don’t ignore it.

We’ve all seen the instant glow of the check engine light come on in our dashboard when driving down the road. Instantly you feel this pit in your stomach and think the worst, a costly repair that you’re not ready to make. What most vehicle owners fail to recognize it the check engine light is a warning system notifying you that your cars computer has detected a problem. There are a number of things that can trigger this warning from minor to major problems. These include but are not limited to:

  • Loose gas capcheck engine light poway
  • Emission related components
  • Faulty sensors
  • Engine Misfires
  • Transmission related faults
  • Worn out spark plugs and wiring
  • Catalytic converter failure
  • Thermostat

While the check engine is simply a warning system of a failure with one component of your vehicle, don’t ignore it thinking it will result in a costly repair. When you bring your vehicle to our location we will have an ASE certified technician connect the car to our advanced diagnostic equipment which will read the cars computer to assist in leading us to discover why the check engine light came on. Often times we find it to be something minor and in the case of it being a result of a major issue, it’s best to find out before you do more damage to your vehicle by driving around with the check engine light on.