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 cause for concern. If your check engine light is blinking, you should immediately take it to Mazur's Total Automotive. In some cases, it may be too dangerous for you to drive here yourself. If you're unsure if you can safely make it to a repair shop, please call for a tow instead. A flickering engine light will usually involve a problem within one or more of these car parts:

  • Fuel injection system
  • Oxygen sensor, airflow sensor, or other components of the computing system
  • Spark plugs or spark plug wires
  • Catalytic converter
  • Engine valves

Please do not take the risk of driving with this infamous yellow-orange light on. At Mazur's Total Automotive, you can trust that your vehicle is in good hands. Our expert team will do an in-depth diagnostic test to inspect your engine and related parts. Please give us a call if you have any concerns regarding your vehicle.