Check Engine Light Diagnosis
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About Brad’s Engine Light Diagnosis
A check engine light is the most basic way for your car to communicate with you. Your check engine light is a warning that your vehicle’s computer found a malfunctioning component in your emission control system. At Brad’s, we diagnose, troubleshoot, & fix most check engine light issues right here in-house.
Reasons For Check Engine Light
There are hundreds of codes your car can send to turn your check engine light on; some issues may be as simple as a loose gas cap while other may indicate serious engine malfunctions.
Some common issues that trigger the check engine light to turn on are:
- The gas cap isn’t tight enough
- There is water in your engine
- Malfunctioning spark plugs
- Your car is expending a large amount of pollutants
Regardless of what has caused the trigger, it is important to bring your vehicle in for a diagnosis. Leaving your check engine light on for an extended amount of time without repair can cause long-term detrimental effects on your vehicle.
Check Engine Light Code Reader
In order to troubleshoot why your car is triggering the check engine light, we first attach a check engine light code reader to the vehicle and turn it on. This will generate a code that gives us a general consensus of what part of the vehicle to further diagnose. After we attain this information, our team of ASE-Certified technicians manually dives into the vehicle to troubleshoot what could be causing the check engine light to trigger. Through a series of trial and error sequences from our expert technicians, our team will develop recommendations for a solution.
No matter what code your car is sending, the crew at Brad’s is here to help!
Make Your Check Engine Light Appointment Today!
Call us today at 760.753.6217 or fill out the form below. We will call you to confirm!
Frequently Asked Questions
My check engine light is on, what do I do?