Check Engine Light in Raleigh, NC

Don’t Know Why the Check Engine Light is On? We Do.

A Necessary Aggravation

We know (because we’re drivers, too) that an illuminated check engine light is an aggravation. However, it’s a necessary feature that lets you know when your automobile needs attention. This feature gives you a heads-up that something is amiss, and that can keep your vehicle from passing the required annual North Carolina state inspection, including an emissions test for vehicles less than 20 years old in 22 of the 100 counties. Rather than focusing too long on the irritating light, use it as a reminder to schedule your appointment for service and CEL diagnostics with A & J Automotive in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The CEL Diagnostic Process

When you bring your vehicle to our ASE-certified technicians for CEL diagnosis, we’ll connect our equipment to the auto’s OBD-II port. This will allow the computer to generate a universal trouble code that points our mechanics in the general area that needs attention. Using our knowledge and experience, we’ll further hone in on the specific issue and let you know what needs fixing to bring your car back into compliance. This process is much more effective than haphazardly guessing at random possibilities because some many different causes can set off this malfunction indicator lamp (MIL). Underlying triggers can range from something as minor as a loose gas cap to something as complex as a failed catalytic converter. Luckily, the problem usually lies somewhere in between (such as aged spark plugs or a failed sensor). Even more fortunate for you, we’ll tell you the truth about the cause and make an honest repair once you’ve approved it.

Trusted CEL Diagnosis and Repair

When you bring your vehicle to A & J Automotive for CEL diagnostics, rest assured that we’ll correctly identify the problem and repair the issue for you (upon your approval). We opened our doors in 1996, the same year the federal requirement for including the universal OBD-II coding system for all new cars sold in the United States took effect. Thus, we have plenty of experience helping clients like you find and fix check engine trouble. What’s more, getting CEL service is accessible here. Our rates are reasonable, and we offer complimentary local shuttle, loaner cars, and early drop-off. Even better, your repair investment is protected because a 36-month/36,000-mile warranty backs our repair work.

Written by A & J Automotive

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