Your check engine light is one of the ways your vehicle communicates an issue with you. The check engine light indicates a variety of potential issues, some of which require service and repairs immediately so as to keep you and others safe on the road. It is important that you pay close attention to your vehicle’s dashboard, so if the check engine light or another warning light comes on, you are made aware of your vehicle’s service needs. At Carotech Automotive we help drivers throughout Los Angeles take better care of their cars with fast, accurate check engine light diagnostics.
Reasons Why Your Vehicle’s Check Engine Light May Be On
There are a large number of reasons that your check engine light may come on in your vehicle, and while some may not need immediate attention, other reasons could compromise your vehicle’s safety and put you and others at risk of harm.
One way to know the severity of the issue is whether or not the light is flashing while on. If your check engine light is flashing, you should stop driving and consider having your vehicle towed to an automotive service center. When a check engine light is on, it is important that you have your vehicle inspected by a qualified automotive technician to ensure that the issue is identified and tended to accordingly.
While there are wide range of reasons for your check engine light turning on, some of the most common are:
- Failing oxygen sensors
- Failed mass airflow sensor
- Loose, damaged, or missing gas cap
- Bad catalytic converter
- Internal engine problems
- Malfunctioning transmission
- Damaged or worn spark plugs
- Bad spark plug wires
- Failed exhaust gas recirculation valve
Our expert mechanics at Carotech Automotive are knowledgeable and experienced in caring for automotive services and repairs indicated by the check engine light for a wide variety of European & Japanese auto brands including:
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If your vehicle’s check engine light is flashing, stop driving and have your vehicle towed to our shop. Our ASE-certified technicians will provide exceptional service to both you and your vehicle. Additionally, our services have a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty that guarantees you are safe to get back out on the road. If your check engine light comes on, make an appointment today with Carotech Automotive and we will keep your vehicle in top condition.