Nothing can set in a panic when you are driving and see the check engine light come on. Even if you do not notice anything when you are driving, it means that something is not quite right in your engine. If your check engine light is on your vehicle, you need to have a check engine light diagnosis service when you come by our service center at HGreg Nissan Delray.
During this service, an automotive check engine will use a diagnostic computer to determine what is going on in your vehicle. They will locate the OBD-II port in your vehicle and connect the system to your vehicle. When they run the test on your vehicle, the system will receive a code or multiple codes from your engine, highlighting what is wrong. Because of the technological advancement in modern vehicle models, each operating system is given an individual code. When it begins to misfire or does not work properly, the check engine light appears, prompting you to have the diagnostic service.
In many cases, these codes reflect sensors that need to be changed in your engine. They can also let you know when you have a misfire on one of your cylinders, needing to replace ignition coils, spark plugs, or other parts related to your engine. Depending on other signs and issues your vehicle may be having when you bring it in, the severity of these codes has a range. Any past codes that came on before you visited the service center would still be stored in the system history, alerting the technicians to any additional issues you may be having.
If you have noticed the check engine light coming on and flashing, that is often a sign that something major is wrong with the engine and should be serviced immediately. Other times, the check engine light comes on and stays on, meaning it might be something minor, like a loose gas cap. If you are noticing that your Nissan is idling roughly when you are driving or having difficulties picking up speed, you need to come by the service center sooner rather than later to have this service done.
Feel free to swing by HGreg Nissan Delray to have your check engine light looked at, or schedule this service online with one of your other maintenance services if you plan to come in the next week. We look forward to seeing you soon.