The check engine light is one message that most drivers can’t miss. This dashboard warning light is a yellow or orange symbol that looks like an engine block. You are almost always at a disadvantage because it can come on for many reasons. Without the right scan tools or expertise, it is difficult to diagnose it at home.
When this light comes on, you should know that it is typically a problem related to the engine or combustion process. It can be a minor problem, like a loose gas cap, or a more concerning one, like a clogged and overheating catalytic converter. Moreover, it can be a sensor issue.
The nature of the problem is encoded in the onboard computer system of your vehicle. At Crossroad Tire Services, LLC, we can accurately pinpoint the problem with our state-of-the-art scan tools. Here are some of the most explanations for an illuminated check engine light:
- Loose or damaged gas cap
- Faulty Oxygen sensor
- Failure of mass airflow sensor
- Worn spark plug or ignition coil
- Bad catalytic converter
- Valve failure
- Cooling system error
- … and others.
Even if you have a scanner at home, your car, SUV, or truck still requires professional repairs. We don’t recommend DIY-ing the repairs on your own because the problem can be serious. Instead, we invite you to bring your car to our reputable auto repair shop in Victoria, TX.
If you are looking for honest and reliable check engine light diagnostics and repairs, please call or stop by one of our 3 convenient locations today.