A check engine light should not be ignored!
Taking care of your car’s engine is one of the best things you can do in order to keep your car running for as long as possible while also ensuring that it runs as efficiently as possible during that time. When the check engine light comes on, many people want to brush it off, and with good reason! Because the check engine light can come on for a variety of reasons, some severe and some as simple as a loose gas cap, it can be easier to assume it is a simple fix and put it off. Here at Lindsay Tire Automotive & Accessories, we recommend to all our Clemmons, North Carolina area clients that they get any check engine light inspected as soon as possible by one of our qualified and certified mechanics.
One of the biggest issues with the check engine light being on is that your car might still run for quite some time after the first illumination of the light. This means that even if your car is supposedly running fine, you might actually be damaging the engine by continuing to drive around. Often a check engine light is a warning that something is either wrong or close to going wrong. Continuing to drive with your check engine light on can bring about the exact damage that your engine light was trying to warn you about!
If you are looking for help with an engine, either because your check engine light has come on, you are hearing a funny noise, or your engine is just due to maintenance, come and see us at Lindsay Tire today!