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Check Engine Light

What is that orange light telling me?

Your vehicle has been running so well that spending any money on a tune-up would only seem like a waste of money.  Then to your surprise the next look at the instrument cluster reveals an orange light glowing at you. “Check Engine” or “Service Engine Soon” or just that icon that looks like an engine is lit up.  What do you do now?

The answer to that question depends on you and some of your observational skills.  The first thing to consider is how the vehicle is running at the time.  Does your vehicle's performance seem normal?  Check out the rest of your gauges and displays for any abnormalities.  If all looks good it is likely okay to keep driving.  On the other hand if that light is flashing or the vehicle is running poorly it is time to pull over where safe to do so.  Any further driving with a flashing check engine light is resulting in damage to your engine and exhaust system.  Driving a vehicle that is running poorly is going to do nothing good.  In most cases it will only increase your repair bill.

Any occurrence of a check engine light is cause to get Nu-Tech’s diagnostic technicians involved. 


Turning the Light Out the Nu-Tech Way


The check engine light turns on to warn the driver that the computer that controls the engine’s performance has detected a problem.  The problem is related directly to a component or system malfunction of the vehicle’s fuel system, ignition system or emission control system.

At Nu-Tech our vast collection of diagnostic tools information and skills will allow us to efficiently diagnose your check engine light problem.  Our selected scan tool will be connected to your vehicle’s on board diagnostic system.  Your vehicle’s powertrain computer will talk to our scanner and the technician will decipher the information.  From here the technician will perform a series of tests.

A solution to the problem may result from the tests or the results will direct the technician to further testing.  In some circumstances the problem may be intermittent.  As such an immediate answer may not be possible.  The information from the testing will still be useful down the road if the problem reoccurs.

At Nu-Tech in our search for a solution we will use a diagnostic approach that pools all our resources.  This will include the use of the vehicles manufacturers repair and service information, as well as their technical service bulletins.  We also will consult online diagnostic forums that poll technicians who have worked with similar issues.  We will use advanced diagnostic tools that greatly reduce the time while increasing the accuracy of a solution.  This approach will guarantee a cost effective solution.


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