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Monthly Archives: September 2018

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 ... read more


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