Check Engine Light

Check Engine Light in Council Bluffs, IA

Council Bluffs' Diagnostics Experts -- Mad Hatter Auto Repair

Viewed with disdain and frustration, the check engine light may be the most misunderstood warning light in your vehicle. Although seen as a burden by many, this warning signal is helpful, as it notifies vehicle owners when a problem is going on within their vehicle well before it becomes noticeable. Without the check engine light, you wouldn't notice anything wrong with your car until it's too late. If you see this warning light, make sure you schedule a visit with Mad Hatter Auto Repair in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Our ASE Master Certified technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to quickly identify and fix the issue in your vehicle. We'll quickly fix whatever's causing the warning signal so that you can get back to your day in peace.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What should I do when my Check Engine Light comes on?

When your vehicle's Check Engine Light indicator comes on, call your local mechanic to get your car looked at to make sure you do not have any driving problems.

2. What does it mean with the Check Engine Light is flashing?

If your Check Engine Light is flashing, it means there is a catalyst damaging misfire happening. This will cause other damage to the emissions system and should be addressed immediately!

3. Can the Check Engine Light turn itself off?

Yes, if a computer determines the test it failed has passed several times it will shut off the Check Engine Light.

4. Who will look at the Check Engine Light for free?

Auto part stores will look at Check Engine Light codes, but this is not the same as diagnosing it. For a proper diagnosis, you will almost always pay a diagnostics fee.

5. Why does the Check Engine Light come on?

There are thousands of reasons for the Check Engine Light to come on in modern vehicles. This is your vehicle's way of telling you something is wrong with it.

6. Are Check Engine Light indicators stored?

Yes, Check Engine Light codes are saved. However, some code readers and scan tools may not be able to retrieve the historical codes for you.

7. What does the Check Engine Light mean?

The Check Engine Light indicator means something is wrong with your vehicle's powertrain or emissions system.

8. How does the Check Engine Light indicator work?

Vehicle computers constantly run tests to make sure your vehicle is running properly. When something is wrong, the Check Engine Light is the way your vehicle communicates this to you.