First, it’s important to recognize that the check engine light in your vehicle may stay illuminated or blink. In a general sense, here’s what both versions indicate:
Your check engine light activates when your vehicle’s diagnostics system identifies a malfunction. The reasons for that malfunction can vary.
Some potential causes include issues with your emissions system, ignition system, fuel system, and exhaust system. Here are some other reasons the check engine light may have turned on:
Is the check engine light blinking? In this case, a more extensive issue with your catalytic converter or engine is likely to blame.
The first suggestion is obvious: check your gas cap. That simple solution may turn the check engine light off and solve the problem.
Did the light remain on? No need to panic! Complete the journey to your destination. But we do recommend scheduling an appointment with our service team at your earliest convenience.
For a blinking check engine light, we don’t recommend troubleshooting on your own. In this scenario, immediately schedule a trip to our shop. Don’t wait, as extensive damage to your engine or catalytic convertor could occur. That would end up costing you far more to address!
An active check engine light is no fun, but our certified technicians are here to help. We will use advanced diagnostics equipment to determine the issue and work on a solution.
Feel free to give us a call to schedule a service appointment!