Check Engine Light in Burlington, ON

Check Engine Light On? You're at the right place!

At the Auto Station in Burlington, we have the necessary tools and equipment to run a computer diagnostic on your vehicle and give you a detailed report of what is happening.

What does the Check Engine Light mean?

Yes, it’s more than just the sinking twisted feeling in the pit of your stomach, it’s the dreaded check engine light. The good news is this light generally is signaling something minor, like a loose gas cap more often than not. The important thing is to get a look at what’s causing this light to signal before any expensive repairs become necessary.

It’s also important to consider that the Check Engine Light is primarily a signal to  connected to the emission control systems that permit your vehicle to drive clean and not pollute the environment. These conditions are fuel/air control, exhaust gas control, and engine efficiency. A check engine light does not mean that your engine is about to blow up, but it needs professional service to keep it running efficiently and cleanly.

Is it safe to drive with my check engine light on?

Yes. If the check engine light comes on while you’re driving it can be unsettling. Do not panic. Take a moment to determine if the car is driving any differently. Is it chugging, bucking, surging, or lagging? Are there any unusual sounds? If nothing else seems out of the ordinary other than that darn light, you can continue driving. It could be anything from faulty Oxygen Sensors in the exhaust system to a dirty Mass Air Flow Meter on the air intake side of the engine, and anything in between.

The check engine light means there is a problem in somewhere in the emission control system on your car. Regardless, you’re safe to drive for a little while unless the car is performing strangely. However, not addressing the problem can lead to more serious and expensive repairs down the road.

The Auto Station offers check engine service in Burlington, ON. Contact us today!