Check Engine Light

What to Do When You See Your Vehicle's Check Engine Light

We've all been there. You're driving down the road, and all of a sudden "FLASH!" - on pops your check engine light. This notorious alert light is so often associated with the necessity of major vehicle engine issues. But how concerned should you be next time you see this light pop up in your Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, or RAM? And is this light necessarily a reason to stop driving your car right away, when you see it? At Williamsburg Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM we can address all your potential questions or concerns surrounding this pesky light.

About the Check Engine Light

The Check Engine Light, AKA the "Malfunction Indicator Lamp", or MIL for short, is a light that pops up when your vehicle's onboard engine computer indicates that there is some issue going on. What this issue could be is anyone's guess - that is, until you bring your car in for service and a qualified technician checks to see which, if any, diagnostic trouble codes (or DTCs) have been thrown.

What Does The Light Mean?

There's not really any significant way to know why your light is popping up (aside from obvious signs of engine failure or overheating). The light could signify problems with your oxygen sensor, catalytic converter, or even a loose gas cap. But it could also indicate much more serious engine issues.

Contact Us ASAP If Your Check Engine Light Is On!

The best thing to do when you see this light pop up is to give our service center a call at (855) 976-5528 or schedule an appointment online. Our service technicians will review your car's codes, inspect it for any damage, and repair anything that has gone awry. Let us help you get your car back into tip-top shape, whatever issues it may be having to turn on the sometimes pesky (but very useful!) check engine light! Our MOPAR Service Center is conveniently located near Newport News, Hampton, Gloucester Point and James City County.

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