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Why is my check engine light on?

Why is my check engine light on?

One of the most misunderstood indicators on your dashboard is the check engine light. It could be on because your gas cap is loose (That’s an easy fix!), or it might be something much more serious. Take a bit of advice from your trusted Chantilly auto mechanic, and:

Never ignore your check engine light.

If your diagnostic system detects a problem in the electronic control system that it is not able to correct, the vehicle’s computer will turn on the check engine warning light. When your check engine light is lit, your vehicle might be releasing excessive pollutants into the air or consuming too much fuel. (This is why you must have your check engine light turned off before you can pass your state’s vehicle inspection.)

If your check engine light is flashing, your vehicle’s computer system has detected a potentially dangerous systems issue and it is not safe to drive your car. If you require towing assistance, please contact us. We offer free towing with repair within 10 miles of our full service shop in Chantilly, VA.

Get to the root of the problem.

In addition to the warning light, your vehicle stores a trouble code in its computer’s memory that indicates the source of the problem. While the trouble codes stored in your vehicle’s computer can point to the symptoms of the problem, they can’t specifically identify the cause. Our trained auto repair technicians take these trouble codes as a starting point and begin a thorough diagnostic process to pinpoint the issue. Don’t wonder any longer: Advanced Automotive Inc. can diagnose the problem quickly and effectively.

Call us at 703.802.0688 to take advantage of your Free Check Engine Light Scan!