Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs
Is your vehicle’s check engine light (CEL) on? While your initial reaction might be panic, knowing you have Southside Auto Repair right here in Lexington, KY, will immediately put your mind at ease. A dashboard light is a warning sign that the engine or another system in your car, truck, or SUV isn’t working correctly. Before coming to see us, ensure your gas cap is tight, as a loose gas cap can cause an illuminated CEL. Factors such as a bad oxygen sensor or a more severe issue such as a failing catalytic converter can all cause your check engine light to come on. The only way to properly diagnose the problem and interpret the trouble code is to visit us for professional check engine light diagnostics. Ignoring the CEL and not addressing the issue can lead to decreased performance and fuel efficiency and increased emissions. It can also result in costly repairs and more time in the shop. Avoid these consequences by paying attention to your vehicle. A lit-up CEL, rough idle, misfire, and reduced fuel efficiency or power indicates it’s time to call us for help.