Is Your Check Engine Light On? Don't Panic. The Service Center at Falleti Motors Can Help You

It never inspires confidence in any of our Batavia, NY customers when a light appears on the dashboard of their vehicle. In fact, a light will often inspire panic and dread; the images of heaps of money leaving their bank account going through their mind. One of the most fear-inducing of these lights is the check engine light. The truth is that this light can mean many different things and letting the experts in the service center at Falleti Motors, located at 504 Ellicott Street in Batavia, NY, handle it is one of the best calls you can make.

What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?

Although there are many reasons why the check engine light can appear on your dashboard, the light essentially means that there is something going on with the emission-related components on your car, truck, SUV, or minivan. The light is associated with your vehicle's onboard diagnostic (OBD) system. This system is kind of like mission control, taking inventory of what is going on with your vehicle, recording any issues, and notifying you of ones that it identifies.

What Should I Do?

If you see the check engine light appear on your vehicle, you should make an appointment with the service center at Falleti Motors so we can diagnose the issue. However, there are a few things you can do help save yourself from a potentially expensive car repair. If the light comes on and remains on, it is most likely not currently an emergency, but still requires you to get to our service center. If the light comes on and blinks, this could be the sign of a serious issue and you should pull over and stop driving the vehicle to avoid further damage. When you see the check engine light, scan the gauges and lights on your dashboard to see if you have low oil pressure or overheating. If you see signs of either, pull over and stop driving.

Lots of Causes

There are lots of reasons that a Batavia, NY driver might see a check engine on the dashboard. A loose gas cap, the Catalytic Converter, an ignition issue, and an oxygen sensor are all reasons that you might see this light.

The service center at Falleti Motors, in Batavia, NY, has a convenient online scheduling tool. If you are seeing a check engine light, schedule your appointment today and let our service technicians take care of the issue in an efficient and professional manner.