When Your Vehicle Needs Help
When your vehicle's check engine light comes on, it's your car’s way of letting you know it needs help. Although there's no need to panic, you shouldn't ignore the warning. Failure to address the underlying issue could lead to a more complex, expensive problem. At Auto Stop Elite in Vienna, Virginia, we're here to help your auto with its troubles. You'll find our ASE Master certified technicians ready to assist you at 1202 Downey Drive. Stop by, use our online scheduling feature, or give us a call at 571-282-3380 to get excellent auto repairs and exceptional customer service.
Potential Causes of the Check Engine Warning
The check engine warning may be triggered for several reasons. Therefore, an accurate diagnosis of the problem is preferable to haphazard trial and error attempts. However, you may still find it useful to know some of the most common causes our staff has noticed. Interestingly, some of the more frequently diagnosed problems relate to measuring air. While this may sound very simple or unimportant, it's crucial to optimal engine performance. One such component is the mass airflow sensor. This helps regulate the amount of fuel needed for combustion by measuring the amount of air going into the engine.
Another is the oxygen sensor, the part that measures how much unburned oxygen is left in the exhaust. Failure of either of these sensors can create a significant issue. Also, a catalytic converter that isn't working properly can trigger the warning. This component changes carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide. What's more, a loose or poorly fitting gas cap can allow fuel to evaporate, breaching the sealed fuel system. With expensive gas prices, that can be quite a financial loss over time. Believe it or not, It can also trigger the check engine lamp even though it's a minor problem to fix by replacing the gas cap.
A Solution for You and Your Auto
Auto Stop Elite can offer a solution for the check engine dilemma for both your vehicle and you. First, we'll get to the root of the problem by connecting your car to our OBD-II reader to obtain a trouble code. This will tell the technician the general category of the problem. Next, he/she will use experience and expertise to pinpoint the exact nature of the problem. Thus, you're ensured of an accurate repair backed by our three-year/36,000-mile warranty. (Some limitations apply.) Not only do we attend to your car, but we also make sure to take care of you. We offer customer conveniences like free shuttle service or a comfortable waiting area if you choose to remain on site. Also, we provide a 365-day package of roadside assistance benefits with every paid invoice exceeding $25.00. Honest, dependable service for you and your car are only one phone call away at 571-282-3380.