Check Engine Light Can Mean Problems

Check Engine LightSo you’re driving down the road minding your own business and suddenly the check engine light comes on. What does it mean? Should you pull over and call a tow truck? Just ignore it? Well neither, really, but you should get it check out as soon as possible. Car makers designed the check engine light to let you know when your car has a problem, from the fuel system to the electrical to the engine.

Get Your “Check Engine Light” Diagnostics

A continuous Check Engine Light that stays lit most likely signals what is called a “hard fault” or more serious failure has happened. A blinking or intermittent light probably indicates a less serious problem. The only way to really know, is to have a professional mechanic with the correct diagnostic sensing equipment check it out.

Check Engine Light Codes Read by Brooklyn Park MN Auto Shop

When your car’s computer detects a problem—simple or serious—it saves a code of the problem and turns on the check engine light. If there doesn’t seem to be anything really wrong with the car, some drivers will ignore the light, but that can lead to trouble. Noble Mobil has all the latest equipment to read the code and determine what needs to be repaired. We will let you know how serious the problem is and help you determine the best course of action.