Vehicles today have a number of electronic sensors to monitor the engine, throttle, exhaust, transmission, fluid levels, ignition system and more. When a sensor detects an issue within the system it reports those problems to the central processor with a trouble code. Those codes tell us what needs to be replaced or repaired to correct the system and bring it back to full efficiency.
The check engine light on the dashboard is designed to light up when there is a problem with the vehicle’s operating system. If your check engine light is on then you have a trouble code that has been reported to the central processor. To read the code you need to connect to the system and retrieve it with an OBD2 scanner or an automotive code reader diagnostic tool. Getting your vehicle scanned by a professional automotive repair technician will ensure the right code reading for repairs and a thorough scan for other potential problems.
If you have a check engine light on in your vehicle don’t keep operating it until you can get it checked out. If there is a problem with your vehicle’s electrical system it is important to fix it sooner rather than later. The continued operation can lead to further problems and more expensive repairs. We are a certified automotive repair shop with expert knowledge on vehicle electrical diagnostics and have the right scanning tools to get you back on the road with confidence.