Check Engine Light Diagnostic, Raleigh, NC
When your check engine light illuminates, you know your car has a problem. But what is the problem and how do you get fast answers you need? Fortunately, the ASE-certified technicians of Weatherspoon Automotive in Cary, North Carolina provide efficient diagnostic service to help you understand what your car needs and how to get it safely back on the road.
What does a check engine light mean?
The check engine light, triggered by your vehicle’s OBD system (onboard diagnostic system) is one of the most confusing alerts on your dashboard panel. This simple light can mean a range of problems, from those you can remedy in a few seconds to bigger problems that can destroy your engine. Some of the issues alerted by your check engine light include:
- Engine performance problems
- Loose gas cap
- Faulty oxygen sensor
- Exhaust system problems
- Bad spark plugs
- Bad ignition coils
- Electrical system problems
- Faulty catalytic converter
- Faulty mass airflow sensor MAF
With so many potential problems related to your check engine light, you cannot ensure the safety of your vehicle or anyone in it without visiting your mechanic shop. Luckily, this light does not always imply that you face expensive or inconvenient auto repair.
As you possibly concluded from the above list of potential light-related problems, this signal tells you something is wrong with your car’s emissions. Harmful gasses are releasing into the environment, whether through a loose gas cap, a faulty catalytic converter or other problems. In other words, the check engine light equals release of too much dirty air. Sometimes that release is due to a serious problem, whereas at other times it just causes bad gas mileage or a rough idle.
Diagnostic Service and Repair Gets You Back in the Driver’s Seat Quickly
There is no convenient time for car problems. So many people find lighting of the check engine light frustrating. But in one comprehensive diagnostic test, everything becomes clear and we know how to provide the auto repair you need. That is the benefit of taking your vehicle to the qualified mechanics of Weatherspoon Automotive.
A steady dash light means you can schedule diagnostic service at Weatherspoon Automotive for sometime in the next day or so. A flashing check engine light indicates you need immediate service and should not drive your vehicle. Understanding this difference can save your engine and prevent greater expense. Never delay diagnostic service, regardless of whether the light flashes or remains steady, however.
When your car, truck or SUV needs repairs, we provide those at a competitive price. Along with your diagnostic service, we inspect major areas of your car or truck. These parts include:
- Oil and oil filter
- Ignition wires
- Ignition module and coil pack
- Spark plugs
- Fuel pump
- Vapor canister filter
- Engine sensors and electronics diagnostics
- Distributor cap and rotor
- Emissions control system
- Crankcase ventilation valve and vent filter
Trustworthy Cary, NC Auto Service and Repair
The auto technicians at Weatherspoon Automotive in Cary, NC work hard to provide our customers with the highest quality of automotive service and repair. We do this with your budget in mind. This means we communicate with you openly about the service your vehicle needs, before repair work begins.
When your check engine light illuminates, do not panic. Simply give us a call at 919-851-9519 for scheduling of your diagnostic appointment. Raleigh’s top engine repair specialists will provide you with a FREE estimate and the repairs you need.