Check Engine Light Diagnosis
The check engine light will turn on when a sensor within the vehicle detects a problem. Sensors in your car monitor everything from spark creation, gasses, intake measurements, idle speed and so many other things. Even a slight miscalculation or malfunction from one system within your car could trigger the light to come on. It is important to note that many issues are quite small and can be repaired rather inexpensively when addressed as soon as the light illuminates. Waiting to have diagnostics ran could allow time for the issue to grow much worse and the repairs more expensive.
What causes the check engine light to come on
Some of the most common issues that will trigger the check engine light are rather simple, such as misfiring spark plugs or even a loose gas cap. Other issues include a malfunctioning oxygen sensor or mass airflow sensor. One of the biggest problems that could trigger this light is a faulty catalytic converter. This is a part of the exhaust system that converts hazardous exhaust fumes into less harmful emissions. It is expensive to replace but generally won't malfunction unless another part fails first, which would likely have made the check engine light turn on beforehand.
Repairing engine problemsOnce we diagnose a problem we will take the proper steps to ensure that it is properly repaired. This may involve multiple actions, including installing new parts with high quality replacements, cleaning passages, connections or components, updating the vehicle's software or replacing wiring or other electronic equipment.
We pride ourselves in being able to handle difficult repair services at Precision Tune Auto Care. If your car is having any sort of trouble running or starting get in touch with us today by calling (512) 580-4826 to schedule engine diagnostics in Austin. We will have you up and running in no time!
"No matter what type of service I require, the staff is always committed to making sure everything is done right. I also like that no unnecessary repairs are thrown in as has been the case at other service places I have been to in the past."
~ Margaret G.