When your car’s check engine light comes on, you may start to feel a little panicky. The check engine light (sometimes abbreviated as CEL) can be an indication of a minor problem like a broken gas cap, or it may mean there’s a serious issue, like a misfiring engine. The check engine light should be looked at by a qualified professional service technician whenever it lights up. If you live in Twin Falls, check engine light service is nearby when you visit the Con Paulos Chevrolet Service Center in Jerome.
Your car’s check engine light will light up in one of three colors, depending on the manufacturer: yellow, orange or amber. If the light’s flashing, it means there’s a serious problem. A flashing light usually indicates that the engine is misfiring. This can cause the catalytic converter to overheat, creating a potential fire hazard. If your check engine light illuminates and it’s flashing, pull the vehicle to the side of the road in a safe place, turn off the ignition, and call for roadside assistance.
After you bring your car to the Con Paulos Service Center for check engine light testing in Twin Falls, our service technician will diagnose the problem. Here’s a list of the ten top problems that can trigger the check engine light:
Replace the spark plug
Replace the oxygen sensor
Replace the catalytic converter
Tighten or replace the gas cap
Replace the ignition coil
Replace the evaporative emissions purge control valve
Replace the mass airflow sensor
Replace the evaporative emissions purge solenoid
Replace the fuel injector
Replace the thermostat
CEL Diagnosis in Twin Falls
The check engine light can come on when there’s nothing wrong with the vehicle. When this happens, the light will go off by itself after a short while.
Whatever the ultimate cause of the check engine light appearing, don’t ignore it. Disregarding what may seem like a small problem can lead to damage to one or more of your car’s parts, including the catalytic converter, which is an expensive replacement. And if the check engine light is illuminated, your vehicle won’t pass inspection.
You can check to see if the vehicle’s gas cap is loose and tighten it. Checking the gas cap is the one item you can do yourself. If that was the cause of the light, it will eventually go off. But the best course of action is to make an appointment with the Con Paulos Service Department. We’ll check the vehicle, identify the problem, and fix it quickly.
Trust the experts at the Con Paulos Service Center for check engine light service and all your automotive service needs. We’re located at 251 East Frontage Road South in Jerome. We’re close to Twin Falls, so you won’t have far to drive when you need maintenance or repair service. Call our service department to make an appointment, or schedule your visit using our website’s Schedule Service page.
Check our website for our current hours of operation and directions to our dealership. We’re here when you need us.