Check Engine Light Service in Concord, NH
We understand that dreaded feeling of seeing your vehicle’s check engine light illuminate on your dashboard. It leaves you wondering what the issue might be, and if the repair is going to make a dent in your wallet. When it comes to the check engine light, the only way to truly know what is wrong with your vehicle is with computer diagnostics. Here at Accomplished Auto, we are the trusted professionals in the area with the expertise and knowledge to properly diagnose and repair any issue triggering your check engine light.
There are a few things to understand when it comes to your vehicle’s check engine light. Most important, if your warning light is red or if the check engine light is blinking, it is imperative that you stop driving your vehicle. It is recommended to call a tow truck to bring your vehicle into our shop at this point, because a flashing red light can be a catastrophic issue. If the check engine light is yellow, the issue may not be as severe, but it is still important to get your vehicle looked at as soon as possible to avoid further damage.
When you bring your vehicle into our Concord auto repair shop with a check engine light on, we first ask if you’ve experienced any strange symptoms lately while driving such as a weird noise or a funky smell. This can help us get an idea of what the issue might be. We also test drive your vehicle to see if we can duplicate any issues, and perform a visual inspection of the suspected problem area. Next, we use our state-of-the-art diagnostic scan tools to get to the bottom of the issue.
Your vehicle runs on a very complex computer system which helps to monitor the operation of its most critical components. As such, when an issue occurs, a sensor sends a signal to the computer, which will then illuminate the warning light you see on your dashboard. Our ASE certified technicians plug our scan tool into your vehicle, which will bring up an error code. The code tells us what the symptom is – but does not tell us where in the system the problem is occurring. However, we review all Technical Service Bulletins for your vehicle and can see if others experienced the same issue and what the fix is based on manufacturer recommendations.
Once we understand what repairs are needed, we provide you with our findings and an estimate of the work recommended. If you’re wondering how to reset the check engine light, this will happen automatically if the problem is fixed and is no longer detected. We advise against trying to do this manually on your own, because in that instance, the issue is ignored and can get worse very quickly.
If you’re in need of check engine light repair in Concord, NH, look no further than the professionals here at Accomplished Auto. Don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions or feel free to schedule a visit using our online appointment form today.