Check Engine Light
Designed to notify drivers when something is wrong with their vehicle well before they notice it, the check engine light has helped vehicle owners dodge significant and costly problems. But despite its usefulness, it also induces a lot of stress and anxiety due to its inability to inform drivers of the specific problem. At Hi-Tech Auto Specialists, we can provide you with the answers and solutions you need to rid your car of this warning light. Our shop in Westchester, Illinois, utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic and inspection equipment to identify what’s wrong. And with access to high-quality repair and maintenance tools, they’ll be able to quickly fix whatever is plaguing your vehicle so you can drive stress-free!
What Should You Do?
When the check engine light is on, it can be difficult to determine your next steps. Do you stop driving? Or can you get away with it for a few miles? Although we recommend diagnostic service when the light is on, you may be able to find and fix the problem without professional help. If you see this warning light in your vehicle’s dashboard, make sure you do these steps and see if you can’t solve the issue yourself!
Check The Gas Cap
If the engine light is on, your first action is to check the gas cap. Believe it or not, a loose gas cap can trigger this warning light. If not fixed, it could lead to additional gas being consumed due to evaporation, and you’ll be visiting the pump more often. Fortunately, this is an easy fix, as all you’ll need to do is tighten or replace the cap before your next drive. If you replace the cap, make sure it’s compatible with your vehicle, or you’ll be stuck with the same problem.
Have you tightened or replaced the gas cap? Great, now drive. Unfortunately, it won’t be enough for the car’s system to notice the adjustment, and you’ll need to drive a few miles for the system to pick it up. After a few miles, check on the check engine light. Is it off? If so, then you’ve identified the problem. If it’s still on, then something else is wrong, and you’ll need professional help or identify the problem.
Schedule Your Visit
Although the check engine light was designed to help drivers, it’s still frustrating due to its lack of clarity. If you see this warning light in your vehicle, get the answers you need and schedule an engine light diagnostics service with Hi-Tech Auto Specialists in Westchester, Illinois. Using our state-of-the-art diagnostics equipment and digital inspection tools, we can quickly identify the issues your car is experiencing and fix them, so you can drive without that pesky warning light looming over you. For questions about our diagnostics service or to schedule an appointment, feel free to reach out to us at (708) 865-0855, as our service advisors are always available to help. If you’d like to stop by and schedule a visit in person, you can also visit us on 10139 W. Roosevelt Road. We look forward to working with you!