Check Engine Light
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Don’t think the worst just because your check engine light came on. It can mean many different things. So, don’t jump to a disaster scenario right away. Bring your vehicle to V&F Auto Inc. of Agawam, MA for quick an honest and efficient check engine light diagnostics and repair. There are two distinct ways your engine light can alert you. If it is flashing pull over at once if it is steady and not blinking take it to your repair shop as soon as possible and refrain from driving except to your auto repair shop. If flashing you will want to have your car towed; continuing to drive your car could cause further and more costly damage. Often, it is something an experienced technician with experience e and knowledge can diagnose. To do this an OBD II scanner is used to find the proper code that points to the area that needs repair or maintenance. For example, a O2 sensor code could mean the sensor is dirty or damaged and needs replacement. Be cautious of repair shops that read a code and suggest a major repair without further inspection. A trustworthy mechanic who knows what they are doing will investigate the code further. This is to ensure the source of the problem and whether it can be fixed or needs a complete replacement. Call (413) 314-2280 or stop by 443 Springfield St for honest vehicle diagnosis and repair.
Common Triggers or Causes
There are a few common problems that will activate your Check Engine Light. The first is the gas cap. When not properly screwed on, it triggers a problem because of excessive emissions that your car’s onboard diagnostic system regulates and therefore indicates and alerts you there is a problem. The second is your O2 sensor like I mentioned before. It affects emissions and can reduce gas mileage as well as efficiency. The third is the Mass Air Flow sensor. The Mass air flow sensor regulates air supply to the engine and accounts for and distributes the proper amount of fuel. Another common factor is spark plugs. Spark plugs handle supplying the spark that ignites compressed gas in your engine. If spark plugs are damaged or wore out they can not only affect your catalytic converter and engine performance but also mileage and fuel efficiency. Your check engine light can mean many things, that is why we suggest having a trained technician help troubleshoot your check engine light problems.
Schedule Service Diagnostics and Repair Today!
V&F Auto Inc. of Agawam, MA knows some shops make customers wary and leave unsure of what is going on and what is being done to fix their vehicle. For this reason, we do everything possible to help educate and help our customers understand what needs to be done and why it is necessary to repair. Never will we perform a repair without prior authorization. Our goal is to provide trustworthy and accurate check engine light diagnostics and repair. Customer service is crucial and we work hard to ensure each person is treated fairly and that their car leaves our shop repaired correctly, safe, and roadworthy. We are always available to answer questions and help your repair process go smoothly and relieve you of the stress car related trouble can cause. When and if your check engine light is activated don’t delay, bring it to V&F Auto Inc. and have your vehicle inspected. Stop by 443 Springfield St, give us a call at (413) 314-2280, or schedule your appointment online today.