My “Check Engine” Light Just Came On – Now What?

Sun Devil Auto Expert, published on 04/13/2016

Most of us have experienced the mysterious check engine light illuminated on our dashboards at least once. This light is meant to notify you of a possible malfunction within your vehicle. This symbol turns on when your vehicle’s on-board computer detects an issue with one of its monitoring systems. As one of the most misunderstood symbols on your dashboard, it can indicate a variety of different problems, from just a loose gas cap to a dangerously misfiring engine. Dealing with a check engine light that's lit on your dashboard can be daunting, but determining the cause as soon as possible is crucial as it can potentially save you time and money. You can always rely on Sun Devil Auto to help diagnose the cause of what has made your check engine light to come on.

Discover the Sun Devil Auto Difference

When your car's on-board diagnostics system detects an issue, it’s suggested that you have an inspection performed promptly. Our experienced ASE Certified Technicians conduct a range of diagnostic tests to separate the particular malfunctions that triggered your check engine light indicator. Using our technical software and expertise, we can give you detailed repair recommendations based off the diagnosis found during testing. 

Free Check Engine Light Inspection

Stop by any of our convenient locations today. Our ASE Certified Technicians will be happy to scan your on-board computer and extract the stored trouble codes at no charge. After performing the primary code scan, we will take additional steps to identify the problem or declining component.

Identifying the Cause

Depending on the results of the scan, our technicians will often isolate diagnostic procedures from our technical software and work through the steps of confining the malfunction. Then, we can make detailed and accurate repair suggestions based on the underlying issues. After fixing what is initially apparent, we will test drive and monitor your on-board computer once again to ensure there are no remaining issues. We only utilize state-of-the-art equipment to provide you with the most detailed and precise information available, performing only the tasks that you approve.

Stay Confident on the Road

You rely on your vehicle every day, so it's important to ensure you provide it with the best possible care. That’s what we’re here for. Our shops are conveniently located, so it’s always easy to find exceptional complete auto care close to home. At Sun Devil Auto, we stand behind our work and put it in writing, provide same-day service in most areas, offer competitive pricing, and only the work you authorize will be completed. Call us or stop by today, and our expert technicians will be able to get you back on the road safely and quickly.