Although the check engine light is viewed with much disdain, it plays a pivotal role in your car's health and performance. How? This warning signal lets you know when something is wrong with your vehicle well before the issue becomes noticeable. Without it, you wouldn't know anything is wrong until it's too late. But with that said, the check engine light still doesn't provide a lot of information, and that's where we can help.
Cary Car Care in Cary, North Carolina, offers engine light diagnostic services that can provide all the answers you want about your car's warning signal. Our ASE Certified technicians utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair equipment to locate and fix the trigger of the check engine light. Whether the compressor is failing or your car suffered from an engine misfire, trust that our team can fix the issue and ensure that engine light isn't looming over you anymore.
How to Properly Interpret The Engine Light
Any vehicle owner will tell you just how frustrating the engine light can be. Despite its overall usefulness, the warning signal still provides little information on what's going on with your vehicle. With that said, there are some things the engine light tells drivers, but many of us don't know what those signs are. Here's what you should look for with your check engine light and what to do if you see them:
- Flashing: If the check engine light is flashing, that's a clear sign that something bad is happening within your vehicle. When you see this, we ask that you stop driving immediately and visit our shop as soon as possible. Only major problems — like engine misfires — cause this, so you should take it seriously as soon as you see it.
- Steady: If the engine light is steady, it means that there's a minor problem going on within the vehicle. In the meantime, your car is ok, but we recommend service at your first convenience. Unfortunately, several problems could lead to a steady engine light, so it's impossible to find the real issue without proper tools and experience.
Get Your Questions Answered
Without the proper tools, it'll be difficult to understand your vehicle's check engine light. Make sure you fully understand what's going on with your car and schedule an engine light diagnostic service with Cary Car Care in Cary, North Carolina. Our ASE Certified have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that can quickly pinpoint what caused the engine light. Using this information, they can provide the necessary repairs and ensure that when you leave our shop, you'll drive away free from the frustrating warning signal. You can schedule your next service by giving us a call at 919-380-0040, using our online scheduling system, or by visiting us on 234 E Johnson Street. We're near Kingswood Elementary School and Downtown Cary, and we can't wait for you to visit.