Often misunderstood and the cause of frustration for hundreds of vehicle owners, the check engine light helps vehicle owners know when something is wrong. Without this warning light, your car could be dealing with dozens of problems that you would be unaware of until it’s too late. At Premier1 Auto Care in San Antonio, Texas, we help you decipher this ambiguous light and provide the necessary services to help make it go away. Our ASE Certified technicians utilize state-of-the-art, dealership level diagnostics equipment to deliver the answers you need accurately. Whatever issue your car is suffering from, we’ll be able to find and fix it with accuracy and speed.
When many of us see the check engine light, it's unclear how we should proceed. Is it safe to drive your car? Can I get away with another week of driving? Numerous questions fill your mind as you try to figure out the next steps. At Premier1, we can help you with precisely that. Here's what you need to do right after you see this warning light in your vehicle:
If you see the check engine light on in your vehicle, you should first examine how it's displayed on the dashboard. Is the light flashing? Or is it steady? The former indicates a major issue is occurring in your vehicle. We ask that you stop driving your car immediately and bring it in to our shop for service. If it's the latter, that lets you know that there's a minor issue going on within the vehicle. At this point, you can move on to the second step:
Yes, a loose gas cap can trigger the check engine light. Fortunately for you, this is also an easy fix and an issue that many vehicle owners hope for when they see this warning light. Before your next drive, simply tighten or replace the gas cap. Once either action is done, drive for a few miles and see how the light reacts. If it shuts off, your vehicle is good to go! If not, then something else is wrong, and you'll need to schedule a professional service to find the root cause.
Without the proper equipment, you'll never truly understand the check engine light and what your vehicle is trying to say to you. Gain clarity on this pesky warning light and understand what services you need by visiting Premier1 Auto Care in San Antonio, Texas. Our ASE Certified technicians have the state-of-the-art equipment needed to quickly and accurately read the check engine light. They'll be able to tell you what the problem is and perform the necessary services to ensure the warning signal is gone from your car's dashboard.
You can schedule your service by giving us a call at (210) 202-1902 or by visiting our shop on 16308 San Pedro Avenue, as our staff is always available to help. You can find us next to the Hollywood Park Police Department!