THE BRAKE SHOP: CHECK ENGINE LIGHT
For many drivers, few things are more annoying than the moment you realize the need for Check engine light repair. Mesa AZ has more than its fair share of uncertified, semi pro mechanics that will pop the hood and look busy while failing to solve the problem. The real trick when it comes to making lasting repairs is identifying the root of the issue, and taking the proper steps to resolve it.
Finding out that your vehicle is due for a service, no matter how small can effectively ruin your day by bringing up doubts about the reliability of your vehicle. Once you notice the check engine light is lit, there are a few things that will certainly cross your mind, and the answers to some of these questions may surprise you.
How long can I put an inspection off?
The fact is that your check engine light only kicks on when there is a problem that requires your attention. There are several things that can necessitate a check engine light repair; some of them are relatively benign while others are more serious. Bottom line is that the sooner you get it looked at, the sooner you can put your mind at rest.
How much is this going to cost?
There is no clear cut answer to this question. The most important thing to keep in mind when addressing this question is that an accurate diagnosis of the issue will keep costs to a minimum. For this reason we keep our shop updated with the latest technology to aid in the diagnostic process. We rely heavily on the skill of our technicians to make the diagnostic portion of the repair as quick as possible, without sacrificing accuracy.
One way that you can help is to keep fresh in your mind the circumstances under which the light became active, and making us aware of information such as strange behavior of the vehicle, or decreases in performance leading up to the time you first noticed the Check Engine Light
How long is this going to take?
In the course of making sure that our customers remain satisfied, we have set a benchmark of a 24 hour turnaround time for most repairs that we conduct. Depending on the severity of the issue, it can potentially take more time, but we understand that being without your vehicle for any length of time constitutes a severe inconvenience. For this reason, we strive for total efficiency and get our customers back on the road and back to their lives in as little time as possible.
How do I keep this from happening again?
The straightforward answer to this question is Scheduled Maintenance. By taking steps to make sure that the components of your vehicle are replaced before they wear out, you maximize the chances of never dealing with the surprise of an active check engine light. We understand that reliability is one of the most important things in any vehicle; making an investment in your vehicles health will not only keep your life uninterrupted, but will preserve the value in your car for years into the future.
At The Brake Shop, we understand that there can be some stress involved in seeing your check engine light kick on; we want our customers to know that this really is our specialty, and we will make sure that you are well taken care of.
If you have any questions at all about what we can do for you and your vehicle, please feel free to contact us immediately and let us know what we can do. Our mission is simple; Provide first rate auto service at fair pricing, and make sure that our customers have the best experience possible.