Check Engine Light in El Cajon, CA
Find Out What’s Wrong— West Automotive Group
At West El Cajon Automotive & Transmission, we understand how confusing the check engine light can be, and we can help make this foggy situation clearer. Our shop in El Cajon, California, has state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that can quickly determine what’s wrong with your car. From there, our ASE Certified technicians can fix the issues you’re dealing with and ensure you aren’t dealing with this warning signal by the time you leave! Let us make this confusing situation a whole lot easier.
How Should You React?
Something that almost every vehicle owner has done at some point in their ownership is ignore a check engine light. And quite frankly, we understand why. The engine light doesn’t tell you much and, after a while, many of us continue to drive and notice nothing wrong. A reason why people ignore it is that they simply don’t know what to do, and we want to help with that. If you see a check engine light in your vehicle, here’s how you should handle it:
- How’s it lit?: Is the light steady? Or is it blinking? What you see dictates what you do next. If it’s the former, that lets you know something minor is going on. In the meantime, your vehicle is alright. And if it’s the latter, that tells you something is seriously wrong. Make sure you get to one of our shops as quickly as possible if you see the engine light blinking. Continuing to drive could seriously hurt your car, which can lead to costly repairs.
- Is the gas cap tight?: if the engine light is steady, one of the first things you should check is the gas cap, as a loose gas cap is a common trigger for the warning signal. Before your next drive, make sure that the gas cap is tightened or replaced (they cost around $10, but make sure it’s right for your vehicle). If the engine light disappears after making this adjustment, you’ve identified and fixed the issue! And if not, something else is going on, and you should seek professional help and diagnostics to identify the problem.
We’re Ready to Help You
When your check engine light comes on, it might be easy to ignore, but that could lead to bigger problems down the line. Instead of ignoring your engine light, listen to it and schedule an engine light diagnostic service with West El Cajon Automotive & Transmission. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, our ASE Certified technicians can quickly identify what triggered the engine light and fix the issue. By the end of your service, you’ll be driving away without any problems and check engine light free! Schedule your next diagnostic service by calling our shop at (619) 440-4044 or by visiting us on 844 N Johnson Avenue. We also accept walk-ins, so feel free to visit us at a time that works best for you!