Check Engine Light and Computerized Diagnostics - Heinold & Feller

Check Engine Light and Computerized Diagnostics

Don’t ignore the check engine light.

Leaving your engine light on can cause serious problems with your car in the long run. Remember, you only have one check engine light. Your one check engine light monitors hundreds of different components of your vehicle. If you assume that it is the same old problem as before and you don’t get it checked you might miss the warning of a whole new serious issue. 

At Heinold & Feller we have the equipment to quickly pull the diagnostic codes from your car’s computer(s) and then assess which components need attention. So give us a call, or contact us online by clicking below, so that we can get your vehicle assessed in a timely manner.

What do I do when my check engine light comes on?

Your Check Engine Light (CEL) warns you that your vehicle’s computer found a malfunctioning component in your emission control system. You may see “check engine,” “service engine soon,” or “check powertrain.” Or, the light may show an engine picture, perhaps with the word “Check.” To determine the actual problem, we use an electronic scan tool or a diagnostic computer to retrieve Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). We can inspect your vehicle, diagnose the problem, and take care of it.

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Some common issues that turn on the check engine light include:

  • Your gas cap isn’t on tight enough (we suggest checking before calling us)
  • Water got into your engine
  • The spark plugs aren’t function correctly
  • Your vehicle is emitting high levels of pollutants
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