Check Engine Light Diagnostics in Brentwood, CA

We understand that seeing your vehicle’s check engine light turn on unexpectedly can be a cause for concern. The issue could be something as small as a loose gas cap, or something more major such as a failing catalytic converter. The best thing that you can do for yourself and your vehicle is to bring your car into Monkey Wrenches at your earliest convenience so that we can properly diagnose the issue.

Today’s modern vehicles are equipped with an intelligent OBD-II system, or on-board diagnostics system, which is connected to many different sensors throughout your vehicle. When an issue occurs, the sensor picks up on the problem and sends an alert to your car’s OBD-II, which will then turn on the check engine light to alert you of the discovery.

In order for our ASE certified technicians to get to the bottom of the issue, we perform computer diagnostics. These diagnostics are performed using state-of-the-art equipment that plugs into your vehicle’s computer system. These scan tools are able to pull the error code that caused the check engine light to illuminate in the first place. Once we have this error code, we can better identify the problem area and perform further inspections to determine exactly what repairs your vehicle needs.

If your check engine light is blinking, this means that the issue is critical and you need to get your vehicle into our shop at your earliest convenience. It usually points to an engine misfire and you could experience loss of power. A failing catalytic converter could also be the culprit in this instance.

If you’re wondering how to reset your check engine light, the solution is to bring your vehicle into our shop. Once we are able to fix the issue, the check engine light will reset itself once it no longer detects an issue. Trying to reset a check engine light yourself can lead to severe problems over time since you are essentially ignoring a major issue with your vehicle. Getting the problem taken care of early on will save you stress, time, and money.

If you need check engine light diagnostics in Brentwood, CA, bring your vehicle into the professionals here at Monkey Wrenches. Give us a call or schedule your visit using our online appointment form today!

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