Most cars come with computer systems onboard to warn you if there are any issues with your car. These diagnostics systems use a universal warning light system on your dashboard to notify you or our award-winning local technicians of any issues.
A check engine light (also known as a malfunction indicator lamp) is a signal from your car’s computer system that there is an issue with your vehicle. The issue could be minor like a loose fuel cap or it could be serious such as engine issues. Whenever your check engine light comes on, it is important to get your vehicle serviced as soon as possible. Whatever issue your vehicle may be experiencing, it is imperative that you get it looked at by a professional before more serious problems arise.
What some of the lights on your dashboard mean:
All cars use the same universal system with its warning lights. It is designed to make it easier for you to quickly understand any potential problems with your vehicle. Here are some warning lights that indicate that your vehicle needs to be serviced:
- Check Engine Light
This warning light could mean a variety of things like an issue with your transmission or your engine. It is important to get your vehicle looked at when this light comes on. However, when it blinks, you need to bring your vehicle in for repair as soon as possible since this means that there is something seriously wrong with your vehicle.
- Engine Temperature Warning
The engine temperature warning light indicates that your engine is overheating. When this light comes on, pull over safely and let your engine cool down. Bring your vehicle back to Woody's Auto Center because it is dangerous to drive your car when it is overheating.
- Tire Pressure Warning Light
This warning light is notifying you that one or more of your tire’s pressure is low. It is important that you bring your vehicle in to Woody's Auto Center when this issue arises as this could cause further damage to your vehicle and potentially put you in danger.
- Oil Pressure Light
This light indicates that there is something wrong with the oil in your engine. When this light comes on, make sure that you bring in your vehicle to Woody's Auto Center for our technicians to find a solution.
Your award-winning local Shop for Computer Diagnostics
Our award-winning local technicians are well trained and use all the latest technology to properly diagnose your car. We at Woody's Auto Center are equipped with all the latest technology. When it comes to your vehicle’s on board computer diagnostics, it is important to have an expert on your side when one or more of your dashboard lights turns on. Our award-winning local technicians are well knowledgeable on all the warning lights that may turn on on your dashboard. We’ve been fixing cars since 1957 and have a commitment to customer service.
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If you are in or nearby Columbia, Pierpont, Prathersville, Deer Park, or Midway, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Woody's Auto Center in Columbia today! You can schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at (573) 875-1442. Woody's Auto Center – Since 1957, for a full range of auto repairs in Columbia, MO, count on the team of professionals at Woody's Auto Center.