Engine Lights

When an engine light appears on your dashboard, the car computer is telling you something needs to be addressed. This “Check Engine Light” and other dashboard lights can come on for many different reasons − some urgent, others not so. A flashing light or a red light (rather than orange) is usually an indication of a more serious problem related to engine overheating, braking system problems or engine oil pressure.

Your car’s onboard computer diagnostic system (OBD) monitors your vehicle’s operations constantly and analyses the status of the exhaust system, fuel tank and transmission, detecting anything from a loose fuel cap to a clogged catalytic converter.

If your check engine light or any other dash board warning light is on, please contact us to discuss, or bring your car into our service centre and have one of our experienced technicians check it out.

Engine Lights
Engine Lights

What Should I Do If A Dashboard Light Comes On?

The best thing to do is to pull over as soon as you can safely do so, especially if it is a red flashing light. Check your manual to ensure that it is still safe to continue driving or you can contact us for advice. You should have one of our experienced technicians check your car as soon as possible.

Different Types Of Warning Lights

Oil Pressure – The engine oil level is low or you may have an oil leak

Battery Charge – Your battery may not be charging correctly

Brake System Your handbrake is still on or the brake fluid level may be low

Engine The engine management system has detected a fault

Engine Lights
Engine Lights

Common Causes Of A Check Engine Light

  • Oxygen sensor
  • Loose or faulty fuel cap
  • Catalytic converter
  • Mass air flow sensor
  • Dead battery
  • Spark plugs and wires
  • Thermostat