Check Engine Light Diagnostics in Wisconsin

What Does Your Check Engine Light Do?

If your check engine light is on in Brookfield, Oconomowoc, Hartland, Lisbon, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Elmbrook, Sussex, Delafield, or any of Waukesha Counties, Wisconsin come to Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers for a diagnostic test. Look at your check engine light as the warning system for a vehicle’s most important and complicated components. It monitors everything from your mass air sensor and manifold to your gas cap. When and if your light starts flashing, pull over, stop immediately, and have your vehicle towed to your preferred Silver Lake location. Our team of ASE Certified Technicians and Master Technicians are knowledgeable and experienced with all makes and models automotive diagnostic system or OBD. Each shop is armed with the latest diagnostic equipment and tools just like as your local dealership. Efficient and quick trouble codes retrieval is important to help start repairs faster and resolve the problem in less time. Being able to quickly and accurately pinpoint problems is what we do best. This ultimately saves our customers precious time and money. Call or stop by any of our locations and see you’re your new auto repair shop should be Silver Lake.

Common Check Engine Light Causes

Ignoring your check engine light will only lead to bigger and more expensive problems. So, if your warning light turns on out of the blue don’t wait to have it checked out. Early detection of problems is crucial to avoid permanent damage to your engine. Catching the warning signal is just the first step. Diagnosis and reading codes properly is the next step and should be left to professionals. Below I have listed some of the main culprits of an illuminated check engine light.

  1. Oxygen Sensor: The O2 sensor regulates the amount of oxygen the exhaust releases and gauges and controls the fuel mixture. Over time and normal wear and tear the sensor will accumulate ash and other particles that will not only reduce fuel efficiency but cause an increase in emissions as well.
  2. Catalytic Converter: The Catalytic converter reduces exhaust by transforming dangerous gases and carbon monoxide into more safe compounds. It is rare for it to fail but if it does, you will notice a decrease in fuel efficiency and acceleration.
  3. Mass Airflow Sensor: The mass airflow sensor regulates the amount of fuel that enters the engine compared to the amount of air coming into the engine.
  4. Spark Plugs: Sparkplugs are like the pulse of your vehicle they provide the juice or electricity need to start and run your vehicle. Over time they can and will fail and or wear out due to normal wear and tear. Depending on your make and model this can be an easy or a time-consuming fix.

The next time a dashboard warning light comes on bring your car to Silver Lake. Our specialists are available and happy to answer any questions you may have about your trouble codes or repairs needed. Our customers are never left in the dark about their vehicle and we take the time to explain all processes so you understand what is going on with your car and what you can do to avoid future problems.