Autocare Pro's - Lake Jackson TX Auto Repair Shop

120 TX-332 Suite B4, Lake Jackson, TX 77566

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Does Your Vehicle Need A Check Engine Light Diagnostic?

Check Engine Light Diagnostics

What’s That pesky yellow light on the dashboard?

Check Engine Light DiagnosticYou may have seen when this bright check engine light illuminates on your car’s instrument panel and wondered what exactly is it for? Well, as you can imagine there are many different interpretations for each trouble code displayed by the check engine light but in reality, they all refer back to one thing-the emissions systems within our vehicles that produce harmful gases from unburned fuel such as carbon dioxide or nitrogen oxides when we drive around town.

The check engine light comes on usually to indicate that there are engine codes (trouble code) for a problem with air to fuel ratio in the emissions system that is affecting vehicle performance, fuel economy, and the trouble code is what needs diagnostic tests to be repaired. The check engine light comes on when one of the many engine lights sensors like the oxygen sensor in your car detects a problem.

Many possible problems could be causing the check engine light to come on, and some of them can be quite serious. That’s why it’s so important to get your car’s check engine light diagnosed and repaired as soon as possible if this light appears. Ignoring it could lead to more expensive repairs and performance problems down the road, or even worse, reduced performance and fuel efficiency, and increased emissions in extreme cases.

The best way to avoid these problems is to take your car in for a check engine light diagnostic as soon as the light comes on. Our professional mechanic will be able to run diagnostic tests to identify the problem and get it to function properly, quickly, and efficiently-saving you both time and money in the long run. So don’t wait, call us today and book your appointment!

Why Not Just Go To A Parts House And Have Them Diagnose It For Free?

When you take your vehicle to any parts house to have them check the codes that cause the check engine light to come on, all they are doing is reading the codes with code readers and trying to sell you the most popular part failure for those particular trouble codes. They are not a trained professional mechanic and therefore they are NOT diagnosing your problem! If the check engine light comes back on with the same code you have lost the money for that part that did not turn off the service light.

At our repair shop, we have the latest diagnostic system tools and equipment (not just a code reader) that allow us to accurately diagnose the check engine light problem and fix it right the first time. Autocare Pro’s Offers A Free Code Read Of The Check Engine Light Codes Just Like The Parts House, we just have a professional mechanic do it in case a further diagnosis is needed.

What Does It Mean If I Have A Flashing Check Engine Light?

You should always bring your vehicle in for service if you have a flashing check engine light. This is an indication of a serious problem, such as an engine misfire that is potentially dangerous to the integrity of the vehicle’s engine and could be a serious problem damaging the catalytic converter.

At Autocare Pro’s we offer a Free Code Read so you will know what the code means. We will read the codes and see what is causing your Check Engine Light to come on. Our mechanics are highly trained and can smog check and accurately diagnose the problem and fix it right the first time, saving you both time and money. So don’t wait, call us today at (979) 300-8722!

Top 12 Reasons your Check Engine Light (that pesky yellow light) May Come On

  1. An engine cylinder misfire
  2. Engine is overheating
  3. Catalytic converter failure
  4. Proper Amount of fuel mixture
  5. Worn spark plugs or ignition wires
  6. Defective mass airflow sensor
  7. Excessive oil consumption
  8. Damaged EGR valve
  9. Problem with the evaporative emissions control system.
  10. A vacuum leak.
  11. Loose Gas Cap
  12. Faulty Oxygen Sensor
  13. A blown head gasket
  14. An exhaust system leak in your vehicle’s exhaust system

If your car’s “check engine” light comes on, don’t panic. Bring it into Autocare Pro’s and we can test all the diagnostic trouble codes and repair all of the problems.

We have the latest equipment and computer software to help us diagnose any issue quickly and accurately. So bring your car in today and let us take a look at that “check engine” light. You may be surprised at how inexpensive our diagnostic services are.

We also offer a free shuttle service to take you where you need to go (within 5 miles) while your car is being serviced.

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