Check Engine Light
Have you ever been enjoying a drive home or to work, and all of a sudden, the check engine light starts shining? Questions such as, “is it safe to drive?” or, “what’s wrong with my vehicle?” start to set in, and the lack of insight can be maddening. This experience happens to hundreds of vehicle owners, and Mad Hatter Muffler & Brakes wants to ensure it doesn’t happen to you and your vehicle. Our shop in Omaha, Nebraska, is equipped to provide you with the answers you need about this ambiguous warning light. Our ASE Master Certified technicians utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair equipment to quickly find and fix the issues your vehicle is experiencing, so you can get back on the road.
If you see the check engine light trigger in your vehicle, please don't ignore it. Driving any longer could worsen whatever's wrong with your vehicle. Make sure you schedule an engine light diagnostics service with Mad Hatter Muffler & Brakes in Omaha, Nebraska. Our team of experienced automotive professionals utilizes their extensive experience and our state-of-the-art equipment to find the problem and fix it quickly, so you can get back out on the road. After service with us, you won't have to worry about the check engine light looming over you and your vehicle any longer.
Dealing with a check engine light can be frustrating, especially when you don't know what the issue might be. But that doesn't mean you're completely powerless, as there is one method you can use to quickly (and properly) rid your vehicle of this warning signal:
After the check engine light is triggered, your first order of business is to check the gas cap. Believe it or not, a loose gas cap is a common trigger for the check engine light. It's also an easy fix, as all you'll need to do is tighten or replace the gas cap before your next drive. If you must replace the gas cap, most auto parts stores will sell them at a relatively cheap rate. Just make sure the gas cap works for your vehicle, as getting the wrong type will not fix the issue.
Has the gas cap been tightened or replaced? Great, now go about your day and start driving. Your vehicle will need a few miles on the road before it recognizes the adjustment. If you notice that the check engine light has shut off, then you're good to go! The gas cap was the issue. If the engine light is still lit, then something else is wrong. From here, we recommend diagnostic service with a trained professional to help you pinpoint the cause of the light.