What should you do when a check engine light comes on? You don’t have to panic since a normal warning light doesn’t always mean something dreadful is going on with your vehicle. But you don’t want to ignore it either! The best thing you can do once you see the check engine light on your dashboard is to call Complete Automotive in Dallas, Georgia, at (770) 505-7711. We are experienced automotive professionals, with decades of experience working with all makes and models. Let us know what happened and we’ll set up an appointment for you to bring your car in to our ASE Certified auto mechanics. Unless you have an OBD-II Scanner at home and a few years of vehicle diagnostic experience, we’ll be your best bet at finding out what’s wrong with your vehicle. Plus, we guarantee repairs with a 36-month/36,000-mile warranty!
What Goes Into Engine Diagnostics
Sometimes determining the cause of a check engine light is as simple as using a trouble code reader to connect to the car’s on-board computer. OBD-II scanners are one such tool that allow the user to read the car’s trouble code triggering the warning light. But sometimes, this tool alone doesn’t provide enough context to provide a 100% accurate repair. After reading the trouble code, our mechanics use their knowledge of complex vehicle systems to determine where the specific issues lie so we can propose an effective repair plan. We want to make sure the work we do fixes the problem the first time, so we have to think critically about the system as a whole and use our knowledge and experience to help us determine the best course of action. Once we’ve got the details worked out, we’ll explain the plan to the vehicle owner and get their approval to begin repairs.
Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Repairs
Complete Automotive values transparency, which is why we would never conduct hidden repairs or start work without a customer’s knowledge and input. We always explain check engine light issues to help vehicle owners understand why the repairs are necessary. One thing is always the same for any possible issue: if you ignore it, it will only get worse. Some drivers ignore their check engine light in hopes that it will go away. This approach could end up costing you more time and money. If the problem is with one worn out part, we want to replace that as soon as possible. If we don’t, other parts in the system may have premature failure due to excessive strain and wear. So if you need check engine light diagnostics, come see our professionals at 200 White Park Drive Dallas, GA 30132 in Dallas, Georgia. We’ll get your vehicle sorted out!