We believe it is important to regularly check your vehicle’s maintenance to ensure your safety as well as the longevity of your vehicle. Not all maintenance can be done yourself, there are many things you can look for as warning signs, and some prevention tips you should be aware of. Here at Elite RV & Car Care we handle a wide range of car services to vehicle owners in Humble, Atascocita, and Kingwood, Texas. It’s important to follow your manufacturer’s maintenance schedule to avoid car troubles.
The “Check Engine” Light
If my engine light turns on should I get a vehicle check immediately? There are many reasons why your engine light has flashed on, the top five reasons are:
- The Oxygen Sensor needs replacing.
- The gas cap is loose, damaged or missing.
- The Catalytic Converter needs replacing.
- The Mass Airflow Sensor needs replacing.
- The Spark Plugs or Plug Wires need replacing.
The “check engine” light is part of your vehicle’s onboard diagnostics system, a computer system that controls and monitors your vehicle’s performance. So when the system finds a problem it can’t correct on it’s own, the “check engine” light will flash on. When it finds a problem, the computer system stores a “trouble code” in its memory. This will allow auto repair shops to see what happened and come to a conclusion on how to avoid it.
Staying Up-To-Date On Your Vehicle
Along with helping ensure your safety as a driver, vehicle maintenance checks have several other perks. Car checkups can benefit the environment by preventing carbon dioxide and fluids from emitting into the air. Keeping your vehicle up-to-date and investing money into your car will keep it looking fresh and new. Taking care of it’s paint, dents, engine and interior with help sell it faster when the time comes. Most dealerships and buyers value the condition of the vehicle they are about to purchase.
Reliable Car Maintenance You Can Trust
When you need car engine service or repair, trust Elite RV & Car Care with your vehicle. Whether you need an engine checks, an oil change, maintenance on your air filters, brake pad replacements or tire maintenance, we are here for you! Ignore the warning light and you may end up on the side of the road! Don’t let that happen to you, call us today, (281) 812-3085.