CLEARING YOUR VEHICLE’S CHECK ENGINE LIGHT
Phone, keys, wallet, check. Check engine light, check? Amongst the many other things you want to have checked off before heading out, your engine light isn’t one of them. When your check engine lights decide to make an appearance, don’t wait too long before bringing in your car to see our factory-trained technicians over at Tom Smith Chevrolet Buick GMC for our professional Check Engine Light Diagnosis Service. Your car is a very smart piece of equipment that knows when something is wrong. When a light on your dashboard ignites, you can save tons of times and money in the long haul just by taking a quick look at what the root may be.
WHY IS YOUR ENGINE LIGHT ON?
- Your gas cap is loose
- The oxygen sensor is failing
- Too much gas consumption or air pollutants being released
The list really goes on. When your light initially comes on, sometimes it may turn off after a few seconds. Why? We know your car is smart. Sometimes it is just running a test on itself to make sure everything is firing as it should be.
What Happens When It Stays On?
If you have checked some of the simple things above like your gas cap being on tight, then there may be a larger issue looming. If your check engine light stays on for more than just a few days, we recommend bringing in your car to our service technicians.
MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS BLINKING, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Trouble. You have waited it out too long and now it for sure will not be turning off on its own any time soon. When your check engine light is blinking, service is needed immediately.
What Do We Do For A Diagnosis?
We pull the error code to see why your check engine light is now blinking. The error code is good guidance in the right direction for us to get an idea of the underlying issue, instead of just treating the symptoms. Some fixes are easier than others. At Tom Smith, our team works efficiently and diligently to get our customers solutions and answers fast. We are a team of fully trained and certified technicians and highly knowledgeable service staff to field any and all questions and concerns. It’s our goal to make this process as easy as possible with convenient online scheduling options, flexible hours and great on-site amenities.