Seeing a check engine light illuminate on your dashboard is never fun - it can be stressful and worrying wondering exactly what could be wrong. The check engine light is basically your vehicle's way of letting you know that it detects something amiss, and its time for an inspection.

If your check engine light turns on, you may or may not have already been experiencing some strange symptoms with your vehicle. If you have noticed anything, such as strange noises or smells or a lack in performance, be sure to make note of these symptoms. These will be useful when it comes to bringing your vehicle into our shop, because it will help our mechanics better understand the issue.

The only way to really know the source of the problem is to run computer diagnostics on your vehicle. Our shop will use a diagnostic tool which will connect to your vehicle's computer and pull the code that basically caused the light to turn on. This code will indicate what system triggered the check engine light and give our mechanics direction of where to look.

Once we figure out the cause of the issue, we can provide you with an estimate of the work that will need to be completed in order to restore your vehicle. So the next time you see your check engine light turn on - don't panic! Bring your vehicle into the experts here at AC Auto Service Center and we will take care of you.

Written by AC Auto Service Center