What To Do If Your Check Engine Light Is ON

What Does Check Engine Light Mean?

You're driving along in your car or truck when suddenly a yellow light illuminates on your dash telling you to check or service your engine.  If you're like most drivers, you have little idea about what that light is trying to tell you or how you should react.  

The check engine is part of your truck's onboard diagnostics system.  When it finds a problem in the electronic-control system that it can't correct, a computer turns on the yellow check engine warning light AND it stores a "trouble code" in its memory that identifies the source of the problem, such as a malfunctioning sensor, a loose gas cap or a misfiring engine.  


My Check Engine Light Is ON!


Visit Brown Motors in Petoskey As Soon As Possible

If you notice any serious performance problems, such as loss of power, reduce your speed and try to reduce the demands on the engine (like towing a trailer).  Bring your car into Brown Motors as soon as possible to prevent serious damage.

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