When your check engine light comes on, you may be torn between utter panic and just wanting to ignore it and hope it goes away. Thatís perfectly understandable. That same check engine light could come on for anything from a serious engine or transmission problem all the way down to a loose gas cap.
Thereís a very common misconception that the trouble codes stored in your engine computer when your check engine light comes on will specifically identify a problem. Itís really more like pointing to the symptoms of a problem.
Call Yeckís Tire & Auto Repair at 402.293.1200 for help with your check engine light.
Think of taking your temperature. Say itís 101. Your heat sensor Ė the thermometer Ė tells you that your temperature is out of the normal range. But it doesnít tell you why you have a fever. Is it the flu or a sinus infection? You need more information; more tests.
For any given trouble code, there could be a number of causes. So your trained technician takes the trouble code as a starting point and begins a diagnostic process to determine the cause of the problem. And some problems take longer to solve than others.
When your engine management system logs a problem and illuminates the check engine light, your Bellevue service technician at Yeckís Tire & Auto Repair will plug in a scanner, download the trouble codes and go to work tracing the cause of the problem.
Thatís just the first step. Thatís when your technicianís training, equipment, databases and skill get put to work diagnosing the problem and fixing it.
If your check engine light is flashing it means that the problem could lead to serious damage. You should get to your local Bellevue NE service center as soon as possible to get the problem solved. If itís on but not flashing, you have some time to get in at your convenience.