My check engine light is on, what do I do now?

My check engine light is on, what do I do now?

My check engine light is on or flashing, red oil light, or others am I in trouble? Do I need to have my car towed; can I make it to where I am going?

All these questions will immediately run through your mind, and like a lot of things in life it can depend. Some quick checks and attention to a few things will help.


Does your vehicle drive or perform the same as it did before and the only thing that has changed is the check engine light is on? Then you are most likely safe to get to your destination or bring it in to Accomplished Auto in Concord NH. Do this as soon as possible to prevent further issues such as engine, transmission or catalytic converter damage.

Is the vehicle performance suffering and/or is it making unusual noises? Engine ticking, knocking or banging? Oil, coolant leaks, smoke or odors?  Overheating, multiple warning lights on? Then you may have a more serious problem like loss of oil pressure, overheating, or electrical issues that should be immediately addressed. If that change is subtle then it is likely you could drive it to your local repair shop.

If there is a dramatic performance drop. Especially if accompanied by a flashing check engine light or red oil warning lights. These are indicators of engine damaging conditions. Stop driving the vehicle and call or have it towed to Accomplished Auto, 134 Hall St. Suite A, Concord NH. 603-226-6630.

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