Check Engine Light

Check Engine Light in Council Bluffs, IA

Council Bluffs' Diagnostics Experts -- Mad Hatter Muffler & Brakes

Viewed with disdain and frustration, the check engine light may be the most misunderstood warning light in your vehicle. Although seen as a burden by many, this warning signal is helpful, as it notifies vehicle owners when a problem is going on within their vehicle well before it becomes noticeable. Without the check engine light, you wouldn’t notice anything wrong with your car until it’s too late. If you see this warning light, make sure you schedule a visit with Mad Hatter Muffler & Brakes in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Our ASE Master Certified technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to quickly identify and fix the issue in your vehicle. We’ll quickly fix whatever’s causing the warning signal so that you can get back to your day in peace.

Let Us Help Your Car

Although frustrating due to its ambiguity, the check engine light helps you get ahead of small issues before they become big problems. Get the answers and fixes you need by scheduling a visit with Mad Hatter Muffler & Brakes, the engine light diagnostic experts in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Our ASE Master Certified technicians use state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair equipment to pinpoint and fix the cause of the warning signal quickly. By the end of your service, you won't have to worry about that pesky engine light.

Schedule your service by giving us a call at 712-322-7500 or visiting our shop on 3338 W. Broadway. We're near Rue and Franklin Elementary Schools, and we can't wait to help you and your vehicle!

Is It Serious?

Although the check engine light doesn't provide vehicle owners with a lot of information, it does give enough to let you know what to do next. With that said, it does take a little understanding of how the light functions to accurately read the light, and the Mad Hatter team is here to help with that. Here's what you should look out for in your vehicle's check engine light:

Steady Light

If the check engine light is steady, that indicates there's a minor problem going on in your vehicle. Although it's fine in the meantime, we suggest having the issue fixed at your earliest convenience. Also, take some time to check the gas cap. A loose gas cap is a common trigger for the warning light and is an easy fix. Just tighten or replace the cap before your next drive and, if the light shuts off, you've found and fixed the problem!

Flashing Light

When you see the check engine light flashing, we highly recommend you stop driving and get your vehicle to our shop immediately. A flashing check engine light indicates a major problem going on in your vehicle. Continuing to drive can worsen that problem in your car and even jeopardize your safety.