Check Engine Light

What does it mean if my “check engine” or “service engine soon” light comes on?

When your check engine light comes on, this is a warning that a component that affects the emissions of your car is not working correctly.  On modern cars, there are literally thousands of items that will turn on the check engine lamp, ranging from simple items, such as you forgot to tighten your gas cap after refueling, all the way to major internal engine problems.  Since there is only one light to let you know something is wrong, it is extremely important to find out the problem immediately.

What should I do when my check engine light turns on?

Take it to your trusted auto repair shop, which is AUTOSCOPE, because we are awesome. Our technicians understand your car, and have thousands of hours of experience with them, and have the necessary tools to read your vehicle’s computerized system and determine what has caused your check engine light to turn on. Catching a possible problem before it breaks completely will save you time and hassle. Remember, preventative auto maintenance is much less expensive than advanced auto repairs!

Is there a difference between the check engine light and the service engine soon light?

The check engine light and service engine soon light are often mistaken for one another and many are confused as to what they each mean. Though they seem similar, we’ll explain just how different they actually are.


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