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Check Engine Light Diagnostics in Midvale, Utah

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Understanding the Check Engine Light

The check engine light (CEL), also known as the malfunction indicator lamp, is a warning light that appears on a vehicle’s dashboard when a problem is detected via the onboard diagnostics system (OBD-II). The OBD-II system monitors the functions of various vehicle systems via sensors. If it notices an issue, it illuminates the CEL and generates a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) that details the problem area. The DTC can only be read using a diagnostic scan tool, which will then be used to identify the exact problem. A wide range of issues, including a loose gas cap or a faulty oxygen sensor, can trigger the check engine light. You should bring your vehicle in for check engine light diagnostics immediately, as continuing to drive can cause further damage and potentially lead to more costly repairs in the future. Precision Automotive of Utah in Midvale uses specialized diagnostic tools to troubleshoot the issue and provide the correct fix. Reach out to our team today to learn more!

Why Did Your Check Engine Light Come On?

Your check engine light can come on for a variety of reasons, ranging from minor to severe. A common cause is a faulty oxygen sensor, leading to decreased fuel efficiency and increased emissions. A malfunctioning catalytic converter is another reason which can result in poor engine performance and increased emissions. Other potential causes of the check engine light include a faulty mass airflow sensor, malfunctioning spark plug or ignition coil, clogged air filter, vacuum leak, and a defective EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) valve. Your CEL will come on and hold a steady glow for issues like these. You will notice a flashing check engine light for more severe problems, such as a misfiring engine. In these circumstances, we highly suggest pulling over and giving us a call for the next steps, as it may not be safe to drive. Take note of other signs, too, such as rough idling, hard starting, and reduced power. This will aid us in troubleshooting the exact issue during check engine light diagnostics.

Schedule Check Engine Light Diagnostics Today

At Precision Automotive of Utah, we are knowledgeable and skilled in performing check engine light diagnostics and repair. Our ASE-Certified technicians have ample experience using advanced diagnostic code-scanning tools, determining the source of the problem, and finding the solution. We are committed to making the right fix the first time. We include a comprehensive 36-month/36,000-mile warranty with all repairs too. Other perks of working with us include free loaner cars, financing opportunities, service specials, and after-hours pick-up and drop-off. Rest assured, we can get your car, SUV, or truck back in top running condition! To schedule an appointment for check engine light diagnostics, call us at (801) 561-2011 or book a time on our website. We can’t wait to work with you soon here at 6955 South 400 West Midvale, UT 84047.