Is your check engine light on? It is most often a yellow indicator light that comes up on your dashboard when your vehicle’s computer senses a fault in one of your vehicle’s many systems. It could be a complex issue with your car, truck or SUVs exhaust system or it could be as simple as a loose gas cap.
Whatever the case may be it tends to be better to have your vehicle’s check engine light diagnosed sooner rather than later. The hope is to catch the issue while it is minor and manageable. Because the check engine light can signify a variety of malfunctions there is no way of knowing the severity of the issue until the trouble codes are read and the vehicle inspected. From there we can confidently provide you with a repair suggestion that will resolve the issue or maintenance alternatives that will help keep your vehicle safe and reliable.
It is our goal to help you avoid hazardous roadside breakdowns as well as being stranded in a parking lot with a car that won’t start or drive properly. While in most cases, you can continue to cautiously drive your vehicle with your check engine light on, there is a definite exception.
If or when your check engine light starts to flash, this indicates that mechanical damage is being done to your vehicle. It also indicates that your vehicle is unsafe to drive and you should pull over immediately and call a tow truck. If you are relatively close to Hunts Point Auto Sales and Service, don’t hesitate to have your vehicle towed to our shop and we’ll be happy to get you back on the road in a car, truck or SUV that is both safe and reliable.
A majority of the time your check engine light will be a constant light until the issue is resolved. In these cases we can often times read your trouble codes while performing any basic maintenance service on your vehicle such as an oil change. Depending on the code a more in depth inspection may be required but you can b sure we will be in contact every step of the way so you can make the best decision for you and your vehicle.
Let us know if you check engine light is on and we’ll be happy to take care of all your automotive needs. Feel free to give u a call, drive on by our shop or make an appointment online for a day and time that is convenient for you.