What does the Check Engine Light mean?
Almost all passenger cars manufactured after the mid-1990s have on-board engine diagnostic equipment—in other words, your car’s computers. The equipment communicates with electronic sensors all over your engine. If the sensors detect anything wrong with the engine, a signal is sent that activates the check engine light on your dashboard.
A check engine light often frustrates drivers because it can indicate many different issues, from a loose gas cap to frayed wires or belts to serious engine failure. But if your check engine light is on, don’t panic! The engine repair experts at Virginia Tire & Auto have the tools and training needed to find out if your check engine light is a quick fix or the sign of a larger issue.
If you do not see a check engine light, but your engine isn’t working properly, our experts will conduct a thorough engine diagnostic check and let you know what’s going on.
Engine Repair Services at Virginia Tire & Auto
By examining trouble codes and reports from your car’s computers and visually inspecting the vehicle, Virginia Tire & Auto’s skilled technicians will provide an engine repair estimate as well as a recommendation on how soon you should address any issues.
If it turns out that you need engine repair work, remember that keeping your engine in peak condition protects other components and extends the life of your vehicle. Ignoring signs of problems in your car can put you, your passengers, your vehicle and other motorists at serious risk.
Common engine repairs, replacements & services include:
- Engine Air Filters
- Head Gaskets
- Intake & Exhaust Valves
- Spark Plugs
- Timing Belts
- Timing Chains
Make sure you’re following your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended scheduled maintenance. A simple car tune-up can improve your vehicle’s performance and prevent you from damaging engine components down the road.
At Virginia Tire & Auto, we offer dealership-level engine repair work for a fraction of the price. Premium customer service and expert care are what our customers have come to expect. We use cutting-edge tools and take pride in minimizing the nuisance of car repairs for our customers. Plus, we provide a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty on all repairs performed by our car care experts, giving you peace of mind as you drive off the lot.