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Check Engine Light: What Does it Mean, and What Should I do when it Turns On?

At Alpha Automotive, we hope your experience with your Check Engine Light goes something like this: you have a busy day ahead of you, and you get in your vehicle, turn on the vehicle, ready to go. Unfortunately, your eyes immediately turn to the flashing light on your dashboard. Your Check Engine Light has turned on. But before you start to panic, you remember what this illuminated light means and what you should do. 

To ensure you have no fears or questions about your Check Engine Light, we are going to break this signal down for you, beginning with what it means. Your vehicle is equipped with numerous diagnostic capabilities, and when something is astray, there is technology in your engine that will be alerted of the issue. There is also technology that will alert you, which is exactly what your Check Engine Light does. The possibilities of what problem this light is warning you about are practically endless, which is why it is critical to have a technician take a look at your vehicle. Our team at Alpha Automotive can identify the underlying cause and explain to you the “what, why, and how.” 

This leads us to our next point. What should you do when your Check Engine Light turns on? Simply schedule a time to visit us at our facility. It is always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to the safety and driveability of your vehicle, and when something jeopardizes that, such as your Check Engine Light, don’t hesitate to contact us right away for any questions or concerns you may be having. We are here to help. 

The next time your Check Engine Light appears on your dashboard, we invite you to schedule an appointment online, call us, or drop by for a visit at 391 Hampton Street, McDonough, GA 30253. We’re a shop with a conscience, and we’d love to serve you, your family, and friends.


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