Why Is My Check Engine Light On? Advantage Auto Has Answers

Why Is My Check Engine Light On Advantage Auto Has Answers
The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Greer drivers and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most of us in SC.
First, if your minivan check engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause severe damage to the catalytic converter or other components. Get that taken care of right away. If your check engine light is flashing, you shouldn’t drive at Greer highway speeds, tow or haul heavy loads. Take it easy all the way to Advantage Auto in Greer.
If the light is glowing steadily, you should keep an eye on it for a day or two. If the light doesn’t go off, schedule an appointment with your Greer service advisor to get it checked out.
Some more information from Advantage Auto on how the Check Engine Light works may be informative. Most of your minivan engine functions are controlled by a computer, not surprisingly, called an engine control computer. The computer is able to adjust many engine parameters for environmental conditions, engine condition and even the way you drive in Greer.
In order to make these adjustments, the minivan computer relies on a network of sensors to provide data. The computer knows the proper operating range for each sensor. When a sensor reading is out of range the computer runs some tests and may turn on the Check Engine Light.
The minivan computer will also try to make adjustments to compensate for some readings. If it can do so, it’ll then turn off the Check Engine Light.

If the problem can’t be resolved then the light will remain on and you should get your minivan looked at at Advantage Auto.
Your caring service technician will plug a scanner into the on-board diagnostic port and read the trouble code stored in the computer. The trouble code will give your Advantage Auto technician a starting place as he diagnoses the cause of the problem.
At Advantage Auto, we also offer brake service and serpentine belt replacement.
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Advantage Auto
2561 Country Club Road
Greer, SC 29651
At Advantage Auto in Greer SC (29651) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 864.801.1810. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.