What Does This Warning Signal Mean?
When your check engine light comes on, you can’t help but feel stressed. The lack of clarity it provides when something goes wrong has left hundreds of vehicle owners confused and frustrated since its inception in the mid 1980s.
That’s where Auto Stop Elite comes in. Our team of Master ASE Certified technicians will be able to quickly diagnosis what’s wrong with your vehicle and get rid of that pesky check engine light. Whether you have bad spark plugs or your oxygen sensor failed, our team will be able to get your vehicle back to its highest level of performance!
Causes for a Check Engine Light
One of the most frustrating aspects about the check engine light is its failure to tell you what’s specifically wrong with your vehicle. Since the light can be triggered for a variety of reasons, you’re left wondering how serious the problem is. Though the check engine light can be vague, there are a handful of ways to identify what may have caused this warning light to be triggered. By utilizing these practices, you’ll be able to jump ahead of the problem and make sure your vehicle reaches its peak performance!
Loose Gas Cap
This is the ideal scenario for when your check engine light comes on. Make sure to tighten your gas cap if this is the case as you may lose gas a lot quicker than you’d expect otherwise. Also, be patient with the light once you tighten or replace your gas cap. You may need to drive a few miles before the system can register the adjustment you’ve made.
Bad Spark Plugs
Your spark plugs are responsible for igniting the fuel and air mixture found within the cylinders of your vehicle. A malfunctioning spark plug or spark plug wire can cause lower fuel efficiency, rough idling, or your car may not start at all. Make sure to visit Auto Stop Elite and let one of our Master ASE Certified technicians quickly replace those faulty spark plugs!
Your car's emissions system is also tied to the check engine light and could be the culprit of a triggered warning light. EVAP systems (emissions) may develop problems with solenoids, clogged charcoal canisters, and other system components. These are very common causes of vehicle warning lights.
Book Your Next Visit With Us!
Check engine lights can cause you a lot of stress. Since it doesn’t inform you of the specific problem, you’re left to wonder how severe the problem is. To get a clear understanding of what’s going on, visit the experts at Auto Stop Elite. Our team of Master ASE Certified technicians will quickly assess the cause of the warning signal and fix the problem so you can drive stress free. Give us a call at 571-313-1122 and schedule an appointment with us today! Want to book your visit in person? Visit our shop at 21563 Cascades Parkway! We accept walk-ins!*
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