Check Engine Light Diagnostics
No driver wants to see the check engine light illuminate. At best, it's an aggravation and distraction. At worst, it strikes fear in one's heart. The reality is in between. You should respect the warning and get attention for your car soon, but there's no need to panic. An illuminated check engine light alone won't cause your vehicle to die in the middle of rush hour traffic. If your dashboard light is giving its message, don't just wonder what the problem might be. Find out for sure and take care of the problem at Auto Select Tuning in Brampton, Ontario. Our certified technicians can accurately diagnose and correct any check engine trigger. You'll find us conveniently located not far from Highway 410/15 interchange at 298 Rutherford Rd S, Brampton, ON L6W 3K7. If your check engine light is on, give us a call at (905) 453-4400 or use our handy online scheduling tool to make an appointment for service.
Anytime your auto's check engine light illuminates, you'll need to get an accurate diagnosis. While there are several causes for the warning, our factory-trained technicians are glad to share a few of the most common culprits they see. For instance, a frequently seen trigger is a malfunctioning sensor designed to measure and calculate oxygen intake and output. Your auto has a couple of them. The mass airflow sensor measures the amount of air going into the engine. This facilitates regulation of the amount of fuel needed for combustion. The oxygen sensor measures the amount of unburned oxygen in the exhaust.
Another problem might be a poorly performing catalytic converter. This component changes carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide. And can you believe that a loose or poorly fitting gas cap can break the seal of the closed fuel system, triggering the check engine alert? (It can also allow your expensive fuel to evaporate.) Not only will these sneaky issues cause the light to come on, but they will also prevent your vehicle from passing inspection. (Your car must pass inspection before you can purchase a plate for it in Ontario.) Of course, you'll want to address the underlying problem before it leads to a larger, costlier repair.
Switching Off The Check Engine Light
If your car's check engine light is on, help is available at Auto Select Tuning in Brampton, ON. One of our factory-trained technicians will connect your ailing auto to the OBD-II reader to obtain a universal trouble code. (This code is the same regardless of which nation you're in or what make/model you drive.) Next, the mechanic relies on expertise to pinpoint the exact problem based on what the code indicated. Thus, your automobile will be back to its former glory--minus the illuminated check engine light--shortly. All you need to do is give us a call at (905) 453-4400.