Check engine lights can be a cause of much stress when you’re driving, especially if it comes with a noise or a change in how your car drives. You’re then reminded of this stress every time you turn on the car, as the check engine light generally stays on until the computer is told to turn it off. At Wellesley Volkswagen, our certified technicians know just what to do to diagnose your check engine light and let you know what’s happening.
Your check engine light is connected to your computer, which receives input from a number of sensors throughout your car. Many of these sensors are in the fuel system, which stretches from the fuel tank all the way through to the exhaust pipe, measuring things like oxygen content, revolutions of the engine, and other metrics. When one of the sensors gets an abnormal reading, it sends a code to the computer. The computer logs the code and then turns on the check engine light.
If your check engine light is flashing, it means your car is in imminent danger of damage to the fuel system, and you should pull over immediately and call for a tow. If it just turns on, you should get it checked out at your next convenience. This is because the check engine light tells you that something abnormal is happening in your fuel system. Since the fuel system is vital to the functioning of your car, you want to make sure that gets checked out as soon as possible.
The first thing our certified technicians do is check and see what code is logged in the computer. This gives them a general idea of what might be going wrong, but it doesn’t tell them the exact problem, because it’s only a report of a sensor with an abnormal reading. From there, they delve into your fuel system and check all the possible causes of that reading until they find the true cause, and then they let you know they’ve ruled out any other possibilities.
Our experts are sure to find out exactly what’s happening in your car, because they’re experts in Volkswagen vehicles. They know all the unique features of your car and have worked on hundreds before you, so they’ve developed a wide bank of knowledge that they can pull on to correctly diagnose your vehicle. Set up your appointment with our online scheduler today to get certified Volkswagen service near Natick, Needham, Newton, and Framingham, MA!
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