There are many reasons why your engine light could illuminate. It could be a simple fix or something more complicated which could cause more problems to your engine and other parts of your vehicle down the road. As a rule of thumb, you should have your vehicle looked at by our factory trained and ASE Certified Technicians as quickly as possible once your engine light illuminated. You do not want to end up on the side of the road needing a tow because you ignored that dreaded engine light.
What is the Purpose of My Car’s Check Engine Light?
Your engine light comes on as a warning that your vehicle needs attention. The engine light electronically communicates with many parts of your car including sensors, the exhaust system, emissions, engine, fuel system, and many more.
Understanding the essence of car maintenance, especially when the check engine light activates, is crucial for several nuanced reasons. This illumination is a communication form, a vehicle’s pre-emptive strike in highlighting an issue that requires attention.
Addressing it promptly not only ensures the longevity of the car but significantly enhances safety parameters. Unchecked, the underlying complications might magnify, impacting other systems and potentially escalating repair costs. Moreover, this proactive approach sustains the vehicle’s performance, contributing to its energy efficiency, and by extension, playing a part in ecological conservation.
It’s akin to a health check-up, a small step in preventive care that maintains the intricate balance and overall well-being of your vehicle’s ecosystem.
We never recommend driving more than you have to with your check engine light illuminated. As it is a warning light, it could mean a part of your essential vehicle systems has failed or is about to fail. You could cause more damage, causing higher repair costs, if you continue to drive your vehicle with this light illuminated. Our state of the art equipment can quickly determine why this pesky light has illuminated your dashboard.
Since the check engine light is connected to most of your vehicle’s systems, it is difficult to determine exactly what has caused it to turn on without proper diagnostic equipment and training. A few more common issues are:
We offer an easy repair solution to determining why your check engine light is on. Our state of the art equipment can quickly and efficiently diagnose your vehicle and its check engine light system. It provides us with the diagnostic fault codes required to follow service procedures and make the necessary repairs or services to your vehicle. Our Milpitas ASE Certified Technicians will get you back on the road quickly and affordably.