Do your part to keep our air clean!
Give your vehicle a clean bill of health by taking the right steps when the Check Engine Light turns on.
What Is the Check Engine Light?
- Your Check Engine light is an integral part of your car or truck’s on-board diagnostic (OBD) system.
- OBD manages and monitors the operation of the engine, transmission, and emissions control components of your vehicle and lets you know if there is a problem with these components.
How Does the Check Engine Light Help Me?
- OBD keeps your engine running at peak efficiency and alters you when repairs are needed.
- Getting it checked can help:
- Prevent costly repairs later.
- Improve your vehicle’s fuel economy.
- Protect the environment.
This early detection system benefits you in two important ways:
- It alerts you to a condition that can waste fuels, shorten engine life, and result in potentially expensive repairs.
- It lets you know your vehicle may contribute to the more than 50% of air pollution caused by cars, trucks, SUVs, etc.
What should I do when the light comes on?
- When the light comes on and stays on, take your vehicle to your mechanic and ask if they have trained OBD technicians.
- They can diagnose the cause of your vehicle’s problem using the proper tools and scanning devices.
- From there your mechanic can repair the vehicle based on manufacturer recommendations.
- The OBD actually helps repair technicians do their job more quickly and reliably, helping you avoid unnecessary repairs and trips back to the shop.