Check Engine Light | Auto Lab Libertyville IL

FAQ: Diagnosing A Check Engine Light

Question: My “Check Engine” light on the dashboard came on last week, but my SUV is still running OK.  Does that mean the problem is minor and can wait awhile? Answer: Seeing that “Check Engine” light glow on your dashboard is never a welcome surprise. And even though your vehicle still seems to be running OK, […]

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EVAP emissions system leak behind ‘check engine’ light

Your car’s “Check Engine” or “Service Engine Soon” light can flash on for more than 1,400 different reasons. The light is part of your vehicle’s on-board diagnostics (OBD) system and can indicate anything from a quick fix like a loose gas cap to a major repair like a failing catalytic converter. The purpose of the […]

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What to do if a dashboard warning light comes on

Q. My college-age twins are heading off to college, and I am worried they might not recognize the warning lights on the dashboard or worse yet, just ignore them. Can you give me a crash course in how to educate them about dashboard lights?   A. Remember flash cards? Many of us learned our three Rs—Reading, […]

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Your Check Engine Light: What you need to know

A Check Engine light isn’t cause for alarm but it could signal an important warning sign. Its presence could mean any number of under-the-hood snafus. Your vehicle’s Check Engine light can pop on for more than 1,400 different reasons–all related to your vehicle’s tailpipe emissions. Part of your vehicle’s on-board diagnostics system, the Check Engine […]

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“Check engine” light on?

Let’s face it: The only lights we drivers want on in our vehicles are softly glowing dashboard lamps or strong headlights. The unwanted list: amber, yellow or red lights proclaiming “Check Engine,” “Service Engine Soon,” “Check” or “SES,” often with a stylized image of an automobile-engine outline. Not to worry, though. The infamous, unpopular and […]

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