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Check Engine Light Diagnostics and Repair

Is Your Check Engine Light On?

Check Engine Light Diagnostics and Repair | Portland Automotivecheck engine light by Robert Couse Baker, used under CC BY 2.0

It's scarier than watching a good horror movie with the lights out. It's more disturbing than having a nightmare about being naked--and nobody cares! It may even be the worst thing that has ever happened to you--aside from realizing you haven't bought one Christmas gift yet and its Christmas Eve morning.

What is this shocking and unnerving thing that can instantly send your heart racing and your brain whirling with unwanted thoughts?

It's none other than the dreaded CHECK ENGINE LIGHT!

Why does it suddenly show its ugly face, what does it mean and how can you get rid of it? First, if your check engine light comes on, do NOT panic. It could indicate an easy-to-fix problem, from an ill-fitting gas cap to a cylinder misfire to a faulty oxygen sensor. However, it may be something serious, like a malfunctioning catalytic convertor or transmission issues. You won't know what it means until one of our technicians at Portland Automotive hooks your car up to a diagnostic device. Don't worry--we'll be there to hold your hand through the entire process!

Treat the appearance of a check engine light like you would a health issue. Just because you feel OK but can't get rid of that nagging pain in your back doesn't mean you shouldn't visit your doctor. Although your vehicle might operate normally with the check engine light always on, that doesn't mean your car isn't "sick". As much as you dread doing it, we strongly recommend bringing your car in to Portland Automotive for a complete physical to prevent getting stranded or paying for more costly repairs that could have easily been avoided.