Understanding Your Onboard Diagnostics System
Your vehicle is programmed to warn you of problems beneath the sheet metal. It does this through your onboard diagnostics system (OBD-II), which is a computer system that monitors various components and functions of your vehicle through sensors. If it detects an error or problem, it will generate a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) and store it in the system. It will also trigger the check engine light warning on your dashboard. Once your check engine light (CEL) comes on, it’s important to bring your vehicle in sooner rather than later for check engine light diagnostics. While the problem could be minor or severe, we won’t know until we run diagnostics, which is why we encourage promptness. At House of Mufflers & Brakes Total Car Care in Omaha, Nebraska, we have ample experience conducting check engine light diagnostics and repairing related problems. We use state-of-the-art technology and follow the proper procedures. You can trust us to care for your vehicle as if it were our own.
What Causes Your Check Engine Light to Come on?
A myriad of mechanical problems can cause your check engine light to illuminate. Most of the time, it’s an issue that can be fixed promptly. If it’s a severe problem, however, your CEL may blink. A flashing check engine light is not something to put off–in fact, we don’t even recommend continuing driving until getting in touch with us. We will assess your situation and determine if it’s safe for you to drive. The most common reason for a flashing CEL is engine misfiring, which can result in severe engine damage and even cause you to get into an accident if left untreated. If your light is stagnant, the problem could be a vacuum leak, a faulty oxygen sensor, defective exhaust gas circulation (EGR) valves, a bad catalytic converter, or worn spark plugs (plus more). The best thing you can do to prevent further issues and damage is to visit us for check engine light diagnostics. We make quick and careful work of performing diagnostics, inspecting the trouble area, and identifying the problem.
Schedule Check Engine Light Diagnostics Today
Your vehicle is an investment that deserves the best care, which is exactly what it–and you–will receive when you work with House of Mufflers & Brakes Total Car Care. When you bring your car, truck, or SUV in for check engine light diagnostics, we guarantee the right repair the first time. Our ASE-Certified technicians have extensive knowledge and training in diagnostics and will ensure your vehicle is safe and road-ready before returning it to you. We will keep you apprised every step of the way and only complete work that is absolutely necessary to maintain the integrity of your vehicle. We service all makes and models and include a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty with our repairs for your peace of mind. We are available Monday through Friday, offering service financing, free WiFi, and much more. To learn more or to schedule an appointment for check engine light diagnostics, call (402) 393-7888. We are located at 8906 Maple St Omaha, NE 68134.