Monthly Archives: September 2021

How Urgent Is My Check Engine Light?

How Urgent Is My Check Engine Light?

The check engine light is one of the most frightening lights that can appear on your dash. When and if you see it, your car is telling you that there is something wrong with your vehicle engine. You may think, "How bad is the problem?" and "Do I need to take my vehicle in at this very second?". You can start by digging around under the hood. However, most of the time, the average person has difficulty diagnosing the problem themselves because it can be an array of things. Another thing to consider is the behavior of the check engine light itself. Non-Flashing Engine Light In some cases, the check engine light will turn on but not blink. This still means that there is an issue with the engine; however, it does not require immediate attention. However, do NOT procrastinate your visit to the auto repair shop just because it is a non-blinking light. The engine damage can worsen if no action is taken.  Flashing Engine Light A flashing engine light is a massive c ... read more