What’s a Check Engine Light?
The one thing drivers can count on when something goes wrong in their vehicle is for the check engine light to be triggered. Although the light provides no indication of what went wrong with the vehicle, it does inform drivers something is malfunctioning well before it becomes a serious issue. From a loose gas cap to a bad catalytic converter, the check engine light will quickly inform vehicle owners that it’s time to visit an auto shop.
If you see your check engine light turn on, make sure you visit Miller’s Automotive Service in Gastonia, North Carolina. Our ASE Certified technicians and professionally trained service experts have the diagnostic tools and technical skill to properly assess what’s wrong with your vehicle once the warning signal is triggered. From there, we’ll be able to give your vehicle the repair it needs so you can get back to your life. Know that when you visit Miller’s Automotive Service, we’ll handle any problem your vehicle may have!
Knowing The Warning Signs
Although it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of a check engine light without a professional diagnostic tool, there are ways to identify the cause or even fix it! Wondering what some of these signs are? Don’t worry, the Miller’s Automotive team is here for you. Here are three signs that you can look for when the check engine light is triggered!
Loose Gas Cap
This is the most ideal scenario if your check engine light is triggered. If this is the case, simply tighten your gas cap and continue driving! Make sure to give your vehicle some time as the computer system needs a few a miles to register your adjustment. If left unattended, you could be losing more gas due to evaporation and find yourself visiting the gas pump a lot more than you’d like.
Poor Spark Plugs
The spark plugs are responsible for igniting the air/fuel mixture in the combustion chamber of your vehicle. If these plugs or their wires aren’t working properly, you’ll have a harder time starting your car and experience reduced performance when driving. Make sure to visit our shop as soon as possible, as we’ll have the tools and skill to quickly change out those bad spark plugs!
Bad Catalytic Convertor
The catalytic converter is responsible for converting all the bad gasses created by your vehicle into good ones. Without it, not only will you be releasing more harmful gases into our atmosphere, but you’ll also have a hard time passing the smog & emissions test. Along with that, you’ll also experience reduced vehicle performance and your vehicle may operate at higher temperatures. If this is the case, it’s best to visit us as soon as possible!
Schedule a Visit With Us!
When your vehicle’s check engine light is triggered, make sure you visit Miller’s Automotive Service in Gastonia, NC as soon as possible! Our ASE Certified technicians and professionally trained service experts will quickly diagnose what’s wrong with your vehicle and provide the repair it needs so you can drive around Gaston County without worry. Give us a call at 704-865-8827 and schedule an appointment with us today! If you’re in the area, stop by our shop — 511 East 2nd Avenue — and see how our service experts can help you! We happily accept walk-ins!*
*Wait times will vary based on schedule