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Have you been on your way to work or another important event when you notice the “Check Engine” light illuminate on the dash? It may simply indicate a malfunctioning sensor, or something more serious, such as low oil pressure. Do you know the things to check when the engine light comes on? The important concern is to make sure that long-term damage isn’t taking place in the engine and that you aren't compromising the safety of your vehicle. As soon as you are able, take your vehicle to your auto shop for an engine service, including a diagnostic test.

Did you know that your car has a computer on board? When the electronic-control system finds a problem it cannot adjust, this computer turns on a yellow warning light and stores a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in its memory. This code helps your mechanic pinpoint the source of a potential problem, from a loose gas cap to a misfiring engine.

Here are three things to check when the engine light comes on:

  • Gas Cap – Take off the gas cap and then re-tighten it. If it’s loose or cracked, fuel vapors leak out and can throw the whole fuel system off, reducing gas mileage and increasing toxic emissions.
  • Speed – You may need to reduce your speed, especially if you are traveling in a mountainous area, making your engine work harder than normal.
  • Weight -- If you’re pulling a heavy trailer, or the trunk is loaded down with cargo, the engine is probably working harder than it is designed for.

A Word to the Wise: If the “check engine” light on your dashboard remains lit, schedule an engine service for a diagnostic test as soon as possible. Your mechanic will know how to read the “trouble code” to find the source of the problem. If there is damage occurring in the engine, take care of it while it is still a small problem, or you may find yourself looking at a costly engine repair.

Wondering what are the things to check when the engine light comes on? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about engine service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas

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06
Apr
2018

Have you been on your way to work or another important event when you notice the “Check Engine” light illuminate on the dash? It may simply indicate a malfunctioning sensor, or something more serious, such as low oil pressure. Do you know the things to check when the engine light comes on? The important concern is to make sure that long-term damage isn’t taking place in the engine and that you aren't compromising the safety of your vehicle. As soon as you are able, take your vehicle to your auto shop for an engine service, including a diagnostic test.

Did you know that your car has a computer on board? When the electronic-control system finds a problem it cannot adjust, this computer turns on a yellow warning light and stores a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in its memory. This code helps your mechanic pinpoint the source of a potential problem, from a loose gas cap to a misfiring engine.

Here are three things to check when the engine light comes on:

  • Gas Cap – Take off the gas cap and then re-tighten it. If it’s loose or cracked, fuel vapors leak out and can throw the whole fuel system off, reducing gas mileage and increasing toxic emissions.
  • Speed – You may need to reduce your speed, especially if you are traveling in a mountainous area, making your engine work harder than normal.
  • Weight -- If you’re pulling a heavy trailer, or the trunk is loaded down with cargo, the engine is probably working harder than it is designed for.

A Word to the Wise: If the “check engine” light on your dashboard remains lit, schedule an engine service for a diagnostic test as soon as possible. Your mechanic will know how to read the “trouble code” to find the source of the problem. If there is damage occurring in the engine, take care of it while it is still a small problem, or you may find yourself looking at a costly engine repair.

Wondering what are the things to check when the engine light comes on? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about engine service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas

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