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Check engine

The “check engine” or “service engine soon” light comes on to alert you that your vehicle’s onboard computer has detected a problem with the emissions system on your vehicle. This could indicate something simple like a loose gas cap or a more serious issue such as a misfiring engine. It may also be a sign that your car is getting poor fuel economy and emitting higher levels of pollutants.

A steady check engine light means you should get to an auto-electrician soon – we recommend that you don’t leave it for more than a month or you risk damaging expensive components in your vehicle. A flashing light, or in some cars a red light instead of a yellow/orange light, indicates a problem that needs immediate attention. You should get to an auto electrician as soon as possible. Taylor Auto Electrical also has a mobile service, so we can come to you if you can’t come to us.

It is important to get “check engine” problems diagnosed correctly, as an incorrect diagnosis could end up costing you in unnecessary parts and labour. At Taylor Auto Electrical diagnostics is our specialty. Using code scanners, we can quickly and correctly diagnose and repair the problem, getting you safely, and cost-effectively, back on the road.

We use three top brands of the most up-to-date scan tools available. This ensures we can diagnose all types of cars and improves the quality and success of our diagnostic services. We are continually updating our technical information from New Zealand and overseas to ensure that our database of vehicles is the most recent, so that we are best informed to give you service you can trust.