Check Engine Light
Vague by nature, the check engine light has been giving vehicle owners fits for decades due to its inability to inform vehicle owners of the exact problem. At Hi-Tech Auto Specialists in Oak Lawn, Illinois, we can help you get the answers you need. Our experienced service advisors and technicians utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair equipment to identify and fix whatever may be wrong with your vehicle. You won’t have to worry about the check engine light in your vehicle after service with us.
What’s Your Light Telling You?
Although the check engine light doesn’t give you a lot of information, it does provide enough to let you know what you should do next. How does it do this? By indicating the severity of the problem through a steady and flashing light. Sure, you won’t be able to determine the specific cause of the warning light, but you will know what your immediate next steps are, and that’s crucial to preventing a problem from worsening. If you aren’t sure what to do, here are our recommended steps for approaching each type of warning light:
It’s Only Minor — For Now
If the check engine light is steady, that lets you know that something minor is going on within your vehicle. Although your car is fine in the meantime, we recommend service at your first convenience. You may even be able to fix the light yourself! Before your next drive, simply tighten or replace the gas cap. If the light shuts off after driving a few miles, you’ve found the problem! If not, something else is wrong, and you’ll need professional help to identify the issue.
Is the check engine light flashing on your car’s dashboard? If so, that means there’s something significantly wrong with your vehicle. At this point, your best next step is to stop driving your vehicle and get it to an automotive professional as soon as possible. Continuing to drive can cause significant damage to your car and worsen whatever may be wrong.
Schedule a Diagnostic Service
It’s important to take action as soon as you see the check engine light. Make sure everything within your vehicle is status quo and schedule an engine light diagnostic service with Hi-Tech Auto Specialists in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Using state-of-the-art digital inspection and diagnostic equipment, our staff can quickly identify what’s plaguing your vehicle and perform the necessary services to fix them. You can schedule your diagnostic service by calling our shop at (708) 423-4555 or by visiting us on 9740 Southwest Highway. Our team is always readily available to help you and your vehicle, and we can’t wait for you to stop by.