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Don’t panic, but don’t ignore it either

Check engine light on?

If your check engine light comes on, it could be due to something as simple as a loose gas cap or something as serious as a poorly running engine. Either way, you should get it checked out as soon as possible by a qualified auto shop.

Driving long distances with the check engine light on could result in larger problems and more expense down the road.

The safest thing route is to schedule a free inspection (LINK TO APPT PG) so we get you back on the road with a safe vehicle sooner rather than later.

Check engine light flashing?

If your check engine light is flashing, stop your car. Your onboard computer system is logging a potentially dangerous systems issue and you should not drive your car.

If you need towing assistance, we offer free towing* to our shop. Call us at 216-321-3134 for immediate assistance.

Free preliminary inspection

Reasons your check engine light may be on

Loose gas cap

What if I don’t fix it?

  • Poor gas mileage.
  • Lose fuel through evaporation.
  • More trips to the gas pump.

Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF) or circuit may need replacing or repair

What if I don’t fix it?

  • Damage to O2 sensors, spark plugs or catalytic converter.
  • Reduced fuel economy and performance.
  • Engine may quit running.

Spark plugs and ignition coils may need replacing

What if I don’t fix it?

  • Poor performance (reduced power, engine misfiring).
  • Reduced fuel economy.
  • Clogged catalytic converter or damage to ignition coils and O2 sensors.
  • Internal engine damage may occur.

Oxygen sensor may need replacing

What if I don’t fix it?

  • Damage to catalytic converter.
  • Engine will burn more fuel than needed.
  • Lose fuel economy and get fewer miles per gallon.

Catalytic converter may need replacing or repair

What if I don’t fix it?

  • Reduced performance and fuel economy.
  • Your car may run at a higher temperature.

Evaporative emissions purge control valve may need replacing

What if I don’t fix it?

  • Engine may stall after refueling.
  • Lose fuel through evaporation.

Fuel injector may need replacing

What if I don’t fix it?

  • Engine will run rough.
  • Car may stall.
  • Damage to catalytic converter.
  • Difficult to start.

Thermostat may need replacing

What if I don’t fix it?

  • The engine may overheat.
  • Car may take a long time to warm up.
  • Poor cabin heat.

Insufficient EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) flow

What if I don’t fix it?

  • Won’t pass E-Check

Cylinder misfire

What if I don’t fix it?

  • Engine will run rough.
  • Car may stall.
  • Damage to catalytic converter.
  • Difficult to start.

Knock sensor circuit malfunction

What if I don’t fix it?

  • Poor fuel economy.

Free code retrieval

Our free check engine light code retrieval service will identify why your check engine light is on quickly and accurately.

When your check engine light turns on, a fault code (OBD II) is registered in your vehicle’s diagnostic system computer detailing the nature of the problem. This fault code is stored and can only be retrieved with specialized equipment that can communicate with your vehicle’s onboard computer.

We use that equipment to pull the code from your vehicle’s computer to determine a course of action to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Free preliminary inspection