The Basics Of The Check Engine Light
Dashboard warning lights are designed with the safety of you and your car in mind. The low tire pressure warning, oil pressure light, traction control light, and battery light are just a few examples of common warnings that you may see that signify a problem. Another one is the check engine light. While you may think it only indicates an issue with the engine, it is a warning light encompassing the engine, transmission, and exhaust system. The check engine light is part of your vehicle’s onboard diagnostics system (OBD-II), which is constantly monitoring the three main systems for any signs of malfunction or abnormal change in operation. It is a beneficial tool in catching problems early on and before they can manifest into a large, costly issue. As soon as you notice the check engine light coming on, we encourage you to schedule an appointment sooner rather than later. Here at James Automotive, serving Springfield, Missouri, we have the tools and the skill to determine the exact cause with our professional check engine light diagnostics service.