Some of the finest car maintenance in Maryland is available here at Dynamic Automotive. Our team of certified service technicians has the expertise and advanced tools and equipment to quickly diagnose your vehicle's needs and execute a fast, inexpensive solution. If your check engine light comes on, bring it to the professionals here in our repair shop. Reach out at (301) 694-5460 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
How Does the Check Engine Light Work?
The yellow-orange, engine-shaped icon is designed to alert the driver of a problem with the vehicle's computer system, monitored by the second-generation onboard diagnostics (OBD2 or OBD-II). The engine light was first introduced in 1996, and henceforth, all 1996 and newer vehicles feature this function and are OBD2-compliant. If a problem is detected, its respective trouble code is sent to the system's memory and stored there, and the check engine light proceeds to illuminate on the dashboard. When you bring your vehicle in, our technicians will use a scan tool or code reader to decipher the code and begin the inspection process to diagnose and rectify the problem.
Reasons Why the Check Engine Light Illuminated
The engine light can mean several different things, from a loose gas cap to a misfiring engine. A flickering engine light, however, indicates a serious issue and should be checked as soon as possible. If it's glowing steadily, we still encourage you to bring your car in at your earliest convenience—delaying an inspection and proper diagnosis can lead to bigger, more severe problems. An oxygen sensor failure, mass airflow sensor failure, vacuum leak, catalytic converter failure, spark plug or ignition coil complications, emissions purge control valve damage, or faulty wiring can all trigger the engine light to come on. Here in our repair shop, we use advanced diagnostic equipment to determine the source of the engine light.
Choose Dynamic Automotive for Your Repair Needs
Once our team has diagnosed the reasoning for why your check engine light has illuminated, we will relay the results and discuss the repair process. We are always transparent with our customers and will only provide the best course of action for your services and repairs. If it's a more involved repair, we provide free shuttle service, loaner cars, and status updates via text or email to keep you informed as we work on your vehicle. We strive to accommodate all situations, which is why we also offer auto financing here in our repair shop to help you out. As a recipient of multiple "Best of the Best" and Auto Care Association awards, we are proud to be your trusted right hand when it comes to all your auto needs.
Schedule a Car Inspection Today
The check engine light came on for a reason—visit Dynamic Automotive in New Market, Maryland, to get a full diagnostic and inspection today! We are located at 10530 Old National Pike.