Owning a vehicle means that you will need to keep it well maintained. It is typical for all the lights to illuminate on the dashboard when you start your vehicle each time. If you notice any of the lights not turning off after a few seconds, it could be a sign of an issue with your vehicle. These lights are connected to sensors that monitor everything your vehicle does. The computer system of your vehicle uses these lights to help to identify where or what the issue may be. The check engine light is one of the most important light, but also the most frustrating one. The light can mean anything from the gas cap not being screwed on tight enough, to major problems with the engine. It is always recommended to bring your vehicle in if the light comes on so we can diagnose the issue.
If you notice a popping noise, it could indicate an issue with the engine’s cylinders. This happens when fuel ignites prematurely in the combustion chamber of the cylinders and may potentially result in costly piston damage. There may also be a grinding noise you hear when attempting to start the vehicle. Any sound of something out of the norm should be inspected as soon as possible, so it does not cause further issues.
Burning rubber could mean that drive belts or accessory belts have been damaged or worn out. If there is an issue with the engine, you will want to be sure to bring it in as soon as possible before further damage is done. By bringing the vehicle in at the first sign of an issue, you can help prevent further wear and tear from developing in the long run.