Check Engine Light Diagnosis

Check Engine Light Diagnosis

Ready to begin your day, you start your car only to find the dreaded check engine light appear. Without knowing what's wrong with your car, you can’t know if driving it will make the problem worse. Worse yet, you could find yourself stranded on the side of the road. When your check engine light appears, the best course of action is to make an appointment at Speedi Automotive in Rutland for a check engine diagnosis. We can determine the exact issue and help you make the right decisions about necessary repairs.

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What does your check engine light mean?

So your check engine light just came on. Nearly every driver has experienced this scenario, and it almost always comes with confusion about what the issue is and concern that costly repairs may be ahead. The check engine light doesn't indicate a specific problem, but that something in your engine does need to be addressed. The problem could be extremely minor, or it may be something more serious. If your vehicle seems to be driving normally, you may be tempted to put that check engine light on the back burner. However, doing so could be risky.

If you have any questions about the check engine light on your vehicle, our friendly team is always available to answer your questions.
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What triggers the check engine light?

Some common causes of check engine lights are:

  • Loose gas caps
  • Problems with the ignition system (such as spark plugs or ignition coils)
  • Problems with the oxygen sensors
  • Misfiring engine
  • Problems with the electrical system

Almost any issue with the powertrain, which includes the engine and transmission, can cause the check engine light to come on. Other parts of your car such as the braking system have their own indicator lights, so you can rule them out when considering what issue has caused your check engine light to come on.

What triggers the check engine light?
What should I do if my check engine light comes on?

What should I do if my check engine light comes on?

The best way to diagnose your engine issue is to go an auto repair shop. They can plug your car’s on-board diagnostic (OBD) system into a computer to reveal a code. That code will tell them exactly what triggered the check engine light.

It’s a good idea to get a check engine diagnosis as soon as the indicator comes on. Even though the problem could be very minor, some issues that trigger the check engine light get worse the more you drive. You could inadvertently turn a minor issue into something that requires major repair.

If the check engine light is solid and your car seems to be driving normally, it is usually OK to keep driving the car to the mechanic. However, a flashing check engine light indicates a major engine problem, and you should pull over immediately to prevent severe damage to your car.

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Be sure to check out our sister shop, Speedi Lube, for walk-in service of your vehicle in Rutland, VT.
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Why to Choose us for Check Engine Light Diagnostic Services

At Speedi Automotive, integrity is everything. That's why you'll find our work reflects a commitment to these core values:

Customer-First Service

Our neighbors trust us to deliver on our promises of customer-first service and transparency in every interaction. We’ll treat your vehicle like it is one of our own.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We want your family, friends, and neighbors to trust us with their vehicles as well. That's why our work on your vehicle is never done until you’re 100% satisfied.

High-Quality Auto Repairs

We deliver fast and reliable auto service thanks to our certified professional team of technicians and skilled vehicle services using the very latest technology.

Affordable Vehicle Service

You can count on a transparent repair process, affordable pricing and honest communication from our team of highly trained and professional auto technicians.

Make an Appointment for Auto Repairs in rutland!

Speedi Automotive is just a phone call away. Make an appointment for service by calling us today. We handle jobs of all sizes, from minor maintenance to major repairs.
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