Check Engine Light in Simi Valley, CA

A Guide to What Your Check Engine Light Means

Has the check engine light suddenly come on in your car? Bring your vehicle to the repair specialists in our auto shop serving Simi Valley, California, today. At C&M Automotive & Transmission, we use advanced diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot the problem and provide a step-by-step repair plan.

What Is the Check Engine Light?

Also known as the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL), the check engine light appears on your dashboard when a problem is detected in your vehicle. The on-board diagnostics system continually monitors certain performance variables to ensure your car is in optimal, safe condition. If the light is a steady glow, the issue at hand is not an emergency. We strongly recommend you visit our repair shop sooner rather than later to get it checked out. Failure to address a problem with your car can lead to more severe, more complicated, and more costly issues. If the light “blinks,” it’s vital to come in at your earliest convenience. A flashing check engine light means a serious problem and should be dealt with immediately.

What Causes Your Engine Light to Come on?

The check engine light can be triggered by a range of complications, some more complex than others. Luckily, we have a way of finding the root cause—a “trouble code” system is actually ingrained in the computer of your vehicle. When an issue is detected, the trouble code for that specific part is sent to the computer and stored. With our advanced diagnostic technology and scanning tools, we are able to retrieve that code to see the source. Once we have that foundation, we’ll conduct a thorough inspection of the problem area to see what prompted the engine light to illuminate. Common reasons for why it may come on include a faulty oxygen sensor, a bad catalytic converter, an issue with the mass airflow sensor or intake, damaged spark plugs, or a misfiring engine. Whether it’s a simple or more involved repair, you can count on us for expert workmanship.

Schedule Check Engine Light Repair

We see vehicles with their engine light on fairly regularly, which means we are familiar with inspecting, diagnosing, and repairing this common car issue. Regardless of if the problem is a vacuum leak or a blown head gasket, you can trust us to perform expert repairs on your domestic or foreign vehicle. We confidently service all makes and models, including hybrids, diesels, and fleets. Each service and repair job comes with the assurance of a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty that provides comprehensive coverage for all major components. Additional perks of our automotive shop include regular car specials, fair price points, and pick-up/drop-off and shuttle service.

Visit Our Repair Shop Today

For all your check engine light service and repair needs, turn to C&M Automotive & Transmission in Simi Valley, California. We are your local car repair experts dedicated to you and your vehicle. You can find us at 4292 Valley Fair Street. To learn more, contact our team at (805) 522-1759.

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