Check Engine Light
Have you ever been enjoying a drive home or to work, and all of a sudden, the check engine light starts shining? Questions such as, "is it safe to drive?" or, "what's wrong with my vehicle?" start to set in, and the lack of insight can be maddening. This experience happens to hundreds of vehicle owners, and Mad Hatter Auto Repair wants to ensure it doesn't happen to you and your vehicle. Our shop in Omaha, Nebraska, is equipped to provide you with the answers you need about this ambiguous warning light. Our ASE Master Certified technicians utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair equipment to quickly find and fix the issues your vehicle is experiencing, so you can get back on the road.
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.
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