It is common place for people in our industry to say things like, ” That light is just on because of emissions, so just ignore it.” It is true that there are certain conditions that cause the check engine light to come on that won’t cause any drivability concerns.
It is not true, however that you should just ignore a check engine light. There are many instances where a customer comes in and says ,” Oh that light is just on for an oxygen sensor. It’s been on forever.” That customer just ignores the fact that their vehicle is actually telling them that the oxygen sensor is in fact working, and isn’t seeing enough fuel in the engine and there is something seriously wrong leading to a costly repair.
When you ignore a check engine light, you never know when there is a new problem that occurs. Although emissions don’t seem to affect how some cars drive, it is important to address what is turing on the light. Failure to do so may allow another issue to cause serious problems that may prove more expensive in the long run.
So next time you have that pesky check engine light, let us help you figure out how to turn it off. This will help you avoid future costly repairs, and major failures that could leave you stranded.
At Smith Specialty Automotive in Olathe KS (66062) we install quality NAPA and Bosch replacement parts. Give us a call at 913.393.0700.