What to do When the Check Engine Light is on

checkengineIf your car was a human, the engine would be the heart and soul. Your car simply cannot run without a fully functioning engine. That’s why you should take notice when you see the check engine light is on in your car. Since the engine works hand in hand with several other components it can end up wearing them down over time causing preventable services and repairs.

Most new makes and models will give you some leeway on when you should get serviced relative to the time when the light first came on. You usually have a couple of days or weeks until you start to notice the problem escalating yourself.

What does the check engine light mean?

If it’s on then there is something that triggered the on-board diagnostics system. It monitors several components and parameters and if something is a little off then it will turn on the light. Most of the time the issue is small and can be resolved rather quickly but you should always play it safe by bringing it into our auto shop at 2J’s Automotive.

Some possible causes for the check engine light to be on:

  • Bad spark plugs
  • Faulty oxygen sensors
  • Clogged fuel injector
  • Worn out O-rings
  • And much more

Even a loose or open gas lid can cause the light to come on. If you’re having difficulties identifying the problem bring your car into 2J’s Automotive. Our certified mechanics will find out what’s causing the check engine light to be on and give you the services and repairs you need.

An initial FREE diagnostic test (valued at $80) will help us determine the root of the problem so we can inform you of your options. Our goal is to give you the best auto service and repair in Fort Worth while still saving you money.

Call us at 817-232-9866 to make an appointment or if you have any questions.

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