When you are driving, you will always want to pay attention to the condition of your vehicle. Regular vehicle maintenance will help you to ensure that the parts and components are working correctly and efficiently with one another. When there is an issue with one part, it may start to cause issues with another nearby part of the vehicle. This can result in a costly repair bill if it is not repaired quickly. Anything out of the norm for your car should always be taken seriously.
There are various lights that can illuminate on the dashboard of your vehicle. If a light comes on, notice which one it is. Depending on the light, you will be able to tell what the problem is. If the check engine light comes on, it could mean one of several things. The most common reason would be an issue with the engine. Sometimes the check engine light can also mean the fuel cap is not on tight enough. While there are a wide variety of reasons, it is important to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. We can check the diagnostic trouble code to help determine the reason for the light coming on.
In the winter, you may notice the battery light illuminating. This light can mean that there is an issue with the battery, or with the vehicle charging. It can indicate that the voltage level is poor. This means it will be under the normal level. It can indicate that the charging system of the vehicle is not functioning properly. You will want to have the parts under the hood properly inspected. This can include the terminals of the battery, alternator belt, and the overall condition of the battery. Doing so can help you to have a more reliable car this winter.