To keep your vehicle in the best condition possible, remember to bring it in for regular maintenance inspections. This way we can inspect the fluid levels, tires, brakes, and other parts to ensure they are in the most efficient condition possible when you drive. Between visits there are also some things you can inspect. One example is to check the inflation of the tires. When the tires are properly inflated, the fuel mileage will be better, along with the comfort of your ride. Also remember to bring your vehicle in at any dashboard light that illuminates. If the check engine light comes on, it could mean one of several things. It may mean that the gas cap is not tight enough on the tank. It could also mean that the engine is starting to fail. If the light starts blinking, make sure to pull over and turn your vehicle off as soon as possible. This can help reduce the chance for further damage being done to the engine.
When we inspect the vehicle, we can attach the vehicle to the machine that will read a diagnostic code. The computer in the vehicle is programmed with codes. By hooking up the machine, it can read what computer code it is. This will read out on a display and we can immediately tell if the problem is a major one or a minor one. Major ones might need attention before you continue with your drive. Minor ones might be able to wait until there is a more convenient time to bring it in. Either way, it is important to not ignore the warning light when it comes on in your vehicle.
If the check engine light turns on and you notice an odd sound from the engine, make sure to pull over whenever it is safe to do so. If you ignore an issue, it can result in a costly repair bill and further damage with the vehicle. Make sure to schedule an appointment and we can inspect the engine and vehicle for you. This can help you to have peace of mind when you drive.