My check engine light is on. What do I do?
Your check engine light can come on for any number of reasons, from a loose gas cap to a more serious issue such as misfiring. The check engine light is your vehicle’s way of telling you something is wrong. If the check engine light is flashing, your vehicle is telling you there is a more serious issue. When the light is flashing, you should pull the vehicle over and turn it off as soon as it is safe to do so. Driving with a flashing check engine light can cause further damage to a vehicle. If the light is on solid, this means the vehicle should be checked out as soon as possible.
Once the vehicle is at a repair shop, the technician will start by using a scanner to pull the codes. When the check engine light comes on, the vehicle stores a history of the malfunctions that occurred in certain systems. This gives the technician a starting place to figure out why the light is coming on. The technician is now going to go to the specific system with the malfunction to see what is happening. While the codes are very helpful, they do not actually tell you what is wrong.
Any one code can come on for multiple issues. Think of a code as a zip code. You know the general area of where you are but not the actual address. The technician must run tests to see exactly what is wrong with the vehicle. This way, we get your vehicle first right the first time!
What will happen if the brake line leaks?
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What will happen if the brake line leaks? When brake lines are leaking, the brake fluid level will drop. Brake fluid helps transfer the force and movement created when you press down the brake pedal. When the fluid gets too low, you will lose the brake pressure, and will not be able to stop the vehicle. 59 Auto Repair does not recommend driving the vehicle when the brake fluid is leaking. Eventually, the fluid will drop low enough you will not be able to stop the vehicle. A mechanic will need to
Why Is My Car Starting Slow?
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Why is my car starting slow? A long crank is an indication that the battery may be failing on your vehicle. Extreme weather causes stress on the battery and takes more power to start the vehicle. Over time, batteries lose their ability to hold a charge. The mechanic will test the cold-cranking amps and the voltage of the battery to determine if the battery should be replaced. The battery should be tested as part of your vehicle maintenance service. Our mechanics test the batteries with every oil
Does battery corrosion mean bad battery?
Does battery corrosion mean bad battery? Over time, corrosion will build up on the battery terminals. When there is corrosion the battery will not properly charge. This will cause premature wear on your battery and may cause the vehicle to not start. If there is corrosion on your battery, we recommend performing a battery service. The technician will take cleaner and a wire brush to scrub the terminals clean. If corrosion is left too long, the battery terminals can be damaged and then will need