Ulmers Auto Care

Check Engine Light Diagnostics

The engine warning light is there for a reason and isn’t something that should be ignored. While it could be indicating a minor problem, it could also signal a very big issue that could stop your vehicle in its tracks. When your check engine light comes on, you should get your vehicle to Ulmer’s Auto Care Center as soon as possible to find out why the light came on.

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Your vehicle’s on-board diagnostic (OBD) system is the brain of your vehicle. The OBD system constantly checks various processes like emissions, engine idle speed, fuel mixtures, and performance.

If your OBD can’t fix a problem, a trouble code is recorded, and your check engine light will come on to alert you. These trouble codes can then be retrieved at your local auto repair shop or with an OBD scanner tool that is compatible with your vehicle.

There is no need to go to your dealership for a check engine light diagnostic service. At Ulmer’s Auto Care Center, we can find and fix the problem without the hassle of the dealership.

Common Check Engine Light Codes

What can your check engine light mean? Here are some of the most common issues that will trigger the light:

  • Loose gas cap
  • Dirty or broken oxygen sensor
  • Failed mass airflow sensor
  • Worn out spark plugs

Many of these things start out as minor issues, but they can escalate into much bigger problems. That’s why it’s crucial to get a check engine light diagnostic scan as soon as possible.

Schedule Check Engine Light Diagnostic Scan

Ulmer’s Auto Care Center offers complete check engine light diagnostics. Our ASE Certified Master Technicians are skilled at pinpointing and diagnosing problems quickly to reduce your vehicle’s downtime. That allows our technicians to repair your vehicle and get you safely back on the road more efficiently.

At Ulmer’s Auto Care Center’s 5 Cincinnati & KY locations, we offer free local shuttle service upon request and have a comfortable waiting area. If extensive repairs are necessary, loaner cars are available as well. Find your nearest location and schedule an appointment today.

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