The causes of a check engine light can vary depending on the vehicle’s model and condition. Sometimes, the problem may be as simple as a loose fuel filler cap. One important thing to note — if the light is solid, you can still drive your vehicle. If it's flashing though, you will need to stop immediately because the problem is very serious. Our team of ASE Certified technicians have over 20 years of experience handling all matter of check engine light issues. You can trust in our dedication to solve your vehicle’s problem with the utmost efficiency. Below, we share some of the primary reasons why your check engine light is on, and what will mean for you in the future.
Diagnosing The Source Of The Problem
After one of our technicians brings your vehicle into our shop, they will begin their diagnosis to nail down why the light is on. As mentioned above, one of the main reasons why your check engine light is on may be due to loose fuel cap. The cap acts as a seal to keep your fuel system pressurized during operation. If the seal is broken, fuel will evaporate and release fumes into the air. Another big reason is a faulty oxygen sensor, which measures the unburned oxygen in the exhaust system. A faulty sensor can lead to more fuel consumption, excessive wear of the spark plugs, and damage to your catalytic converter. If any of these components are faulty or failing, they will need to be replaced.
It’s important to note that there are a lot of reasons why your check engine light might be on. If you suspect any issues outside of a loose gas cap, it’s important that you get the check engine light inspected.
The Long-Term Plan For You
After completing our diagnosis and repair, we call and let you know your vehicle is ready for pick-up. When you arrive, our service team will detail a long-term plan for you going forward. We understand the stress involved when this occurs. You can rest easy knowing your vehicle is in the best hands around. Our service advisors will answer any questions about the check engine light, and advise you on what to do if the problem is serious. To inquire about the check engine or schedule an appointment, feel free to give us a call at (301) 694-6250. Our shop is located at 11931 Main Street in Libertytown, Maryland. We at Dynamic Automotive are ready to serve you!