Check Engine Light Diagnosis
in Newark, DE
Head to Porter INFINITI® in Newark, DE for Check Engine Light Diagnosis
Your INFINITI® has several dash lights that alert you when something needs attention. The most infamous of these may be the check engine light. What does this light mean? How should you react when it turns on? We have the answer here! Take a look below, and then head to Porter INFINITI® for check engine light diagnostic service near Ogletown and Brookside, Delaware.
What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?
Your vehicle has an Engine Control Unit, also known as an ECU; it's a computer that uses sensors to keep tabs on things like ignition timing, air-fuel ratio, and other things that are vital to your engine's functioning. If the ECU sees that something is not functioning properly, it will turn on the Check Engine Light.
The problem with this light is that it could point to many issues. It could simply mean that your fuel cap is loose, or it could mean that there is a problem with one of these components:
- O2 sensor
- Spark plugs
- EGR valve
- Mass airflow sensor
Fortunately, the ECU also stores a code that will point to the problem area. When you come to Porter INFINITI®, our technicians can hook your INFINITI® up to a code reader, which will tell them where they need to start investigating.
What Should I Do When the Check Engine Light Comes On?
If this light comes on as you are driving, you generally don't need to worry, as it's not usually an emergency. As long as the light is solid, you can continue driving. Once you reach your destination, check to make sure that the fuel cap is not loose. If it is, screw it in tighter and see if that fixes things. If not, schedule a service appointment.
If the check engine light is flashing, it's a different story. Since this usually means that the engine is misfiring, risking damage to the catalytic converter, you should pull over as soon as you can safely do so. Turn the engine off, and then call for a tow.
Schedule Check Engine Light Diagnostic Service at Porter INFINITI®
If the check engine light in your INFINITI® comes on, head to Porter INFINITI®. Customers in Elkton and Wilmington can make a service appointment with us online or by giving us a call. Then, head to our service center, which is open six days a week: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. Be sure to check our service specials before coming in for service. We look forward to helping you!
Porter INFINITI Dealership Amenities
- Free Wi-Fi
- Complimentary Multi-Point Inspection
- Courtesy Loaners
- Rental Cars Available
- Children’s Play Area
- Business Workstations
- Parts & Gear Boutique
- Comfortable Waiting Area
- State-of-the-Art Facility
- Extended Hours
- Saturday Service Hours
- Performance & Customization Department
- Flat Screen TVs