Is it Safe to Drive with Your Check Engine Light On?

One of the most dreaded lights that could illuminate on your vehicle's dashboard display as you are driving is the check engine light. This is due to the fact that when the check engine light comes on, you are unaware of what the exact problem could be, so you have no idea if it is a minor issue or something rather large and important.

The only way to really be able to tell what the check engine light indicator is trying to tell you is by running a computer diagnostics test on your vehicle. Unfortunately, not every driver has the tools or expertise needed to be able to run this test on their own. If that is the case for you, your best option is to bring your vehicle into an auto mechanics shop as soon as the check engine light illuminates in order to get down to the core of the problem as fast as possible.

If you are driving in your vehicle and the check engine light does come on, this does not necessarily mean that you should automatically pull your car over to the side of the road, call a tow truck, and pay to have it towed to a mechanics shop.

However, what it does mean is that you want your vehicle to be examined as soon as possible and find the core of the problem. It is never a good idea to simply flat out ignore the warning and to keep driving around in your vehicle after the check engine light comes on, because in the case that it does turn out to be a major problem, additional damage to car components that could have possibly been avoided could turn out quite expensive to fix in the future.

Therefore, our recommendation in the case that your vehicle's check engine light does come on: don't freak out! Simply get your vehicle to our auto repair shop for a computer diagnostics test at your earliest convenience.

If you need check engine light repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today!

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