Check Engine Light

 

 

Phoenix, AZ check engine light

Is your check engine light on?

Is your check engine light on?

When this malfunction indicator lamp is on, it can only mean one thing – there is a problem in your vehicle’s engine. However, there is no need to panic. Just call Mello Motive Auto Repair in Phoenix, AZ and we will help you identify the problem and fix it. Simply contact us at 480-300-0304.

Your check engine light indicator is usually very easy to spot. It is located on your vehicle’s instrument panel and will usually have the legend CHECK ENGINE, SERVICE ENGINE SOON or a pictogram of an engine. When it turns on, it may indicate a minor fault if or a severe fault, if the light is flashing. When this happens, call us IMMEDIATELY. This is to ensure that we will be able to diagnose the issue and stop any other possible failings of your engine components. Always remember this dictum – Do not ignore your Check Engine Light indicator.

Possible reasons for why your Check Engine Light is on

check engine light phoenix, AZ

1. You need to replace your oxygen sensor.
This is an important maintenance procedure as your oxygen sensor measures the amount of unburned oxygen in your car’s exhaust system. If you fail to replace it, it will impact your fuel efficiency and may cause damage to your spark plugs and catalytic converter.

2. Your gas cap is loose, damaged or missing.
This is of course a minor issue. However, the gas cap seals the fuel system of your vehicle and prevents gasoline fumes from being released into the atmosphere. If you do not replace it, you will most likely lose fuel due to evaporation and will have to shell out more for gas.

3. You need to replace your catalytic converter.
Your catalytic converter usually becomes damaged due to lack of maintenance. This part is important as it converts carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide and helps you to not only pass an emissions test but improve the performance of your vehicle.

4. You will need to change your mass airflow sensor (MAF).
The MAF determines the amount of fuel needed for your engine to run efficiently. A faulty sensor can cause damage to your spark plugs, O2 sensors and catalytic converter. This needs to be replaced immediately.

5. You need to replace your spark plugs or plug wires.
To avoid experiencing poor performance of your vehicle, replace your spark plufs or spark plug wires immediately. Once worn, these can clog your catalytic converted or damage your ignition coils and O2 sensors.

Note that whatever is the reason that causes your Check Engine Light to turn on, Mello Motive Auto Repair will be able to diagnose it with our state-of-the-art equipment and our qualified technicians. What’s more, we will also check out issues with your anti-lock brake system, ignition system, electrical system, emissions, fuel injection system, obstruction system, loose or worn-out hoses and more. This is to ensure that your vehicle is always in its best performance. Call us now at 480-300-0304.


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