Check Engine Light Diagnostics
The Light is On
It can be difficult to instantly diagnose the cause of some of the indicator lights lit up on your vehicle’s dashboard. Especially given the increasing complexity of modern cars and the onboard computer diagnostic system (OBDII), this could be as simple as an unsecured fuel cap or as serious as a failure in one of many vehicle systems. When your check engine light specifically comes on, we recommend bringing your vehicle into our shop. While some devices claim they are effective in diagnosis and channels of online repair videos, unless you have vast automotive repair experience, any repairs not done by a professional could cause more potential problems for you and your wallet in the future. At Thunderbird Automotive, we have the equipment to pinpoint and diagnose the specific issue, and our experienced team can repair them correctly the first time.
Your Check Engine Light
So, when your vehicle’s onboard computer diagnostic system finds a discrepancy in the required levels of performance from your vehicle’s many systems, it can light up the check engine light on your dashboard. The issue is probably smaller and easily remedied if the light is solid and steady. If it’s blinking, this warning of a more severe issue requires immediate attention, like a catalytic converter, a bad O2, or a mass air sensor failure. Please do not ignore the check engine light, as the malfunctioning system can significantly decrease your fuel mileage and adversely affect any and all associated systems in your vehicle. At Thunderbird Automotive in Surprise, Arizona, we have the updated equipment and trained staff to perform diagnostic services, so our trusted, certified technicians can follow the direction of the trouble codes to determine the proper repair options for your vehicle. Our experienced team knows how to repair many known check engine light issues from a vacuum leak, emissions component failure, catalytic converter failure, or other related issues. During our scheduled preventative maintenance service appointments, we check these systems to prevent larger issues.
We’re Here, Ready to Help
At Thunderbird Automotive of Surprise, AZ, our team works hard to not only properly diagnose the issue but provide a quote with all available options so that customers can make an informed decision. We understand that your time and money are important, and we are here to get you back on the road safely and with the check engine light off. So, if your check engine light is on or you’re considering a preventative scheduled maintenance plan, please contact our office at (623) 882-8990, use our online form, or stop by our location at 18808 N. Reems Road, Surprise, AZ 85374 today for our next available appointment.