If you have ever had your Check Engine LIght come on, you know how alarming it is. That same check engine light could come on for anything from a serious engine or transmission problem all the way down to a gas cap not properly tightened. That light indicates a trouble code has been stored in the computer system. For any given trouble code, there could be a number of causes. This trouble code (or codes) is a starting point and begins the diagnostic process to determine the cause of the problem. That’s when your technician’s training, equipment, databases and skill get put to work diagnosing the problem and fixing it.
There’s a very common misconception that trouble codes will specifically identify a problem. It’s really more like pointing to the symptoms of a problem.
We offer free Check Engine Light scans. You can drive by anytime and have us pull a code. This, along with specific questions we ask you, can help determine just how serious the problem is and if immediate attention is required.
If your check engine light is flashing, that is another story — it means the problem could lead to serious damage. You should get to the service shop as soon as possible.