The facts are that your Check Engine Light could be coming on for a variety of reasons. Anything from a imminent engine failure all the way down to a lose gas cap.
There's a common miss conception that the trouble code stored in your cars computer when your Check Engine Light comes on will specifically identify a problem. It's really more like pointing to the symptoms of a problem.
Take your body temperature for instance. Say it's 101. The heat sensor, your thermometer, tells you that your temperature is out of the normal range. But it doesn't tell you why you have a fever. Is it the flu, or a sinus infection? You need more information.You need to run more tests.
For any given trouble code stored in your cars computer there could be a variety of causes. Our trained technicians take the trouble code as a starting point to begin a diagnostic process to determine the cause of the problem. And for some problems it takes longer than others.
So, when your engine management system identifies a problem and turns on the Check Engine Light, we plug in a scanner tool, download the trouble codes and go to work tracing the cause of the problem. This is where our training, skills and data bases get put to work diagnosing the problem and fixing it.
If your Check Engine Light is flashing it could mean that your problem might be the cause of serious damage to your engine. You should get over to our service center as soon as possible and have us diagnose and solve the problem.
O'Brien's Auto Repair is your neighborhood NAPA Auto Care Center.