If you choose to ignore any warning light on your dashboard, you might be causing more issues to the parts of the vehicle. This could end up in a larger repair bill in the future, as well as more time, money, and stress in the long run. You should make it a point to refer to your manufacturer’s guidebook for more details on how to distinguish the lights that come up on your dashboard. Check engine lights are typically featured in red, yellow, amber, or orange, depending on the severity of the overhaul and the breakdown in your engine. No matter what light illuminates, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can so we can inspect it for you.
Ignoring a warning light not only can cause excessive damage to the part of the vehicle, but also nearby parts as well. If you ignore the issue, you increase the chance that the vehicle could fail completely. No matter which dashboard light illuminates, you should bring the vehicle in for a proper inspection. Depending which light turns on, we will check that area first. When the check engine light comes on, we will inspect the quick fixes first, like making sure the fuel cap is tight. We will also check the connections like the wiring and belts. If they are loose, we can tighten them. If the light still stays on, then we can inspect the engine itself.
It is important to remember that if the warning light starts to blink, you pull over to the side of the road and turn off the vehicle as soon as possible. A light that flashes could indicate something more serious is wrong with your vehicle. While one of biggest reasons for the check engine to come on is a loose gas cap, you want to pull the vehicle over to double check. If the lights are still steady after the gas cap inspection, your engine is reportedly facing a bigger problem. Bring the vehicle in and we can repair the vehicle so you are back to having a safe and reliable driving experience.