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You're driving along in your car and
suddenly your Check Engine Light comes on. What does it
mean? Check Engine Light, Check Engine Soon Light, Service
Engine Soon Light, Engine Light, Engine Management Light,
"whatever" you want to call it, simply means that your
vehicle's computer system has detected a problem. Depending
on the year, make, and model of your car, it may be related
to the engine, the transmission, even the brakes and
suspension. There are literally hundreds of reasons a Check
Engine Light may appear
Partners Garage use the latest tools and technology,
combined with our extensive background knowledge of the
industry, we can fix your vehicle quickly without
compromising on quality.
Service Engine Soon Light FAQ:
1) Can the car be driven? The general rule is:
if the Service Engine Soon Light is on, and the car
seems to be running ok, you can drive it. However, you
should have it checked at your earliest convenience. If
your vehicle is running poorly-bucking, stalling,
hesitating, or you just don't feel safe, tow it. When in
doubt always tow it!
2) The check engine light went out by itself. Is it ok
now? Probably not.
Check Engine Lights often come and go. Even if the light
is out, your vehicle's computer system will retain
information that will allow the problem to be diagnosed.
To avoid potential long term issues, get it checked out.
3) My check engine light stays on. What should I do?
If your check engine light stays on constantly,
follow the instructions above, under "Can the car be
driven?" Don't panic.
4) Can I disconnect the battery, or pull a fuse to reset
the service engine soon light? Maybe, but I
wouldn't. Removing the battery cable or an ECM or PCM
fuse may clear the code, but it is not universally
recommended in the industry. Most manufacturers advise
against it. See Check Engine Light
5) What is the Check Engine Light?
The Check Engine Light is a warning light for multiple
systems operating in your car. In simplest terms, it's
like an engine management warning light to alert you of
a problem. Just like your computer pops up with an
"error message window" saying that something's wrong,
your service engine soon light pops up to warn you that
it has detected a malfunction: mechanical, technical,
software, or otherwise.