Check Engine Light Diagnostics

Check Engine Light Diagnostics

Unlike a Temperature or Oil Pressure light, a Check Engine light is usually not an urgent, “Stop right now or you may cause permanent damage!” type of situation, unless it is flashing.  If the check engine light is flashing, a more severe problem has occurred. In this case you should immediately reduce your speed and the load on your engine (if you are towing a trailer or boat for instance.) or if practical, stop driving the vehicle and have it towed to a qualified service center.

While the check engine light will alert you that your vehicle needs attention, that is really all the information you can glean (unless you own a diagnostic code reader), initially.  The Check Engine light might be triggered by most anything affecting the monitored systems, from just a loose gas cap or bad spark plug, to a pricey computer control module or catalytic converter.

At Roadrunner Lube & Tune, we have technicians with ASE L1 Certifications that specialize in this type of service.



The Check Engine Light is On

Some people try to disregard their Check Engine light. And some have even gone as far as disabling it and that could be a costly move. The best thing to do when your check engine light appears is to bring your vehicle into Road Runner Auto Care for a professional ASE Certified diagnostic service.

Road Runner Auto Care has the latest automotive diagnostic equipment to identify what part of your engine or vehicle needs service. Often, it has something to do with increased emissions. Once we determine what the problem is we’ll carefully review with you what (if any) work needs to be done and exactly how much it will cost. With Road Runner Auto Care , there are never any unpleasant surprises. We do our best to keep you informed every step of the way.