CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DIAGNOSIS REQUIRES TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, EQUIPMENT AND SKILL
Many things can cause your Check Engine Light to come on. The illumination of the check engine light is the result of a symptom of a problem. From serious engine or transmission damage to something as simple as a loose gas cap. It is a common misconception that when the Check Engine Light comes on the trouble codes stored in your engine's computer will specifically identify the problem. It actually is only pointing to the symptoms of a problem.
For instance, let’s say you had a fever and that your temperature was 101. Your heat sensor (the thermometer) tells you that your temperature is out of the normal range, but it won’t tell you why you have a fever. It could be the flu or some type of infection. You would have to go to the doctor for further testing. Depending on the retrieved trouble code or codes there could be any number of causes.
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Our trained technicians would take those trouble codes as a starting point and begin the diagnostic process to determine the cause of the problem. Some problems take longer than others to diagnose! That’s when our training, databases, equipment, and skills get put to work diagnosing and then fixing the problem.
If your Check Engine Light is flashing it means that the problem will lead to serious engine or transmission damage and that you should have it repaired as soon as possible. If the light is on steady it means that you have some time to have it diagnosed.