| Check Engine Light - What is it?
So if you’ve just looked at your dash and noticed a check engine light turn on DON'T PANIC and take a deep breath. It may just be a simple free fix so read on and gain a little knowledge that might just save you $$$! Think of a Check Engine Light as a message, kinda like a text or an email from your vehicle’s onboard computer. The good news, almost all vehicles from 1996 till now have standardized their computers called Electronic Control Units (ECU’s) and a “message language” that lets the user know when something isn’t quite right with the vehicle. When the onboard computer detects something different worth noting in the engine, transmission, even things like a gas cap or brakes, it will turn on and illuminate your check engine light.
| The “Service Engine Soon Light” – Not as Dreaded as You Think!
Engine fault lights; most drivers tend to experience them. The service engine soon light is one of these pesky lights. Many drivers tend to panic whenever they encounter this engine light. So, they hurry to the nearest mechanic to get it fixed. Here, they might be billed for a problem that might not even have existed. This is because most motorists aren’t aware of their vehicle’s diagnostic data. Hence the Service Engine Soon light might not even be a large fault. So, here’s all you need to know about this light, how you can fix and prevent it.