The check engine light, also known as the Malfunction Indicator Lamp or MIL, illuminates when the computer that controls your vehicle’s engine detects a problem. This computer constantly monitors the performance of your engine and its related systems. When the computer senses the engine, one of its components or a sensor fails to operate as it should, it records the information and turns the warning light on to alert the driver.
Why is My Check Engine Light On?
Many common reasons exist for the check engine light to come on in your car or truck. The issue may be as simple as a loose gas cap, dirty spark plugs or fouled fuel injectors. An illuminated check engine light can also signal the failure of an engine sensor, such as the oxygen sensor, throttle position sensor or manifold absolute pressure sensor. Other problems in the emissions control system, such as the EGR valve or catalytic converter, can trigger the check engine warning, too.
Analyzing Your Engine
To get to the bottom of your engine problem, DeBroux Automotive uses high-tech diagnostic equipment. These essential diagnostic tools provide important information that, in the hands of a reliable mechanic, lead to an accurate diagnosis of the problem.
When you bring your vehicle in to DeBroux Automotive, we’ll take the time to explain what we’ve found and recommend an appropriate course of action. We do everything we can to help identify and repair the malfunction, so you get more years of reliable driving from your car or truck.
Automotive Computer Reflashing
Like the computer on your desk, the system that controls and monitors your engine runs on software. Manufacturers often make updates to this software to improve the performance of their vehicles or to correct errors and hazards.
To take advantage of these changes, DeBroux Automotive can install available updates to the existing software in your vehicle, a process known as reflashing. You may also hear people refer to this process as flashing, programming, reprogramming or reconfiguring. No matter what you call it, reflashing the computer often results in a better – and safer – driving experience.
Call DeBroux Automotive for Engine Repair Services
No matter what causes the check engine light to come on in your vehicle, you can rely upon DeBroux’s expert team for a quick and accurate diagnosis. We’ll identify the problem, discuss your repair options, and get you back on the road as quickly as possible. Give us a call today for honest and reliable engine repair services!