Your Vehicle's Check Engine Light

It feels like a pretty normal day as you run errands in your car around Mooresville. Then things take a turn when your Check Engine Light becomes visible on your dashboard. Panic sets in. What does this light mean?

Christian Brothers is here to help you. This post will help you familiarize yourself with the Check Engine Light, how it works, what it could mean, and what you should do when it turns on.

How This Light Works

Your engine control unit monitors your engine's performance, along with other related components. When this computer collects data that is outside of normal operation, it records a specific fault code that relates to the issue. The Check Engine Light then illuminates to alert the driver that something is wrong. In most cars, a flashing Check Engine Light means something should be done immediately, while a steady light means a minor issue that should be checked soon.

What Your Check Engine Light Means

There are a variety of different issues that could cause your Check Engine Light to turn on, including oxygen sensors, loose fuel caps, spark plugs, catalytic converters, batteries, hoses, and airflow sensors. Christian Brothers has the latest diagnostic tools to read the error code and determine what the problem is. From there, we will use our expertise to determine the cause.

What You Should Do

If your Check Engine Light turns on, come to Christian Brothers as soon as possible. Our Mooresville technicians strive to diagnose and repair any problems to get your car back in working order.