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Check Engine Light Service




St. Marys AAMCO
Check Engine Light

The CHECK ENGINE LIGHT on your instrument panel can light up for a wide variety of reasons. Drivers often ignore the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT when it illuminates. According to a national survey, more than one in 10 drivers admit they drive with the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT on-approximately 20 million automobiles per week. A third of these said they operated their automobiles for more than three months even though they knew the light—a dashboard indicator that signals a malfunction in an automobile's engine, transmission or emissions systems-was illuminated.



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If your automobile is equipped with onboard diagnostics, the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT (in some models, the SERVICE ENGINE SOON light) should flash briefly once you turn the ignition to on, then flashes and goes out. It should remain out while you are driving. Do not ignore the light if it remains lit — there could be a simple solution, or it could be a warning sign of a much more severe condition. St. Marys AAMCO auto repair shops can diagnose whatever the problem may be.



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On-Board Diagnostics

The on-board diagnostics computer system known as OBD II has been mandatory on automobiles built since 1996. It uses a network of computer sensors to monitor the automobile's operating conditions.



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Often the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT (in some models, the SERVICE ENGINE SOON light) will light to alert you to problems detected by the computer. The on-board computer stores a diagnostic trouble code when it detects a problem; the trained mechanics at St. Marys AAMCO can access this information using a scanning device connected to the automobile's computer.



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Oxygen Sensor

If you have ever driven an automobile or behind a automobile with a “rotten egg” smell, it can be due to a faulty oxygen sensor. The oxygen sensor is in the exhaust system, and in part provides information to the on-board computer to help calculate fuel delivery to the engine.



Maintenance & Automobile

The oxygen sensor should be replaced by a St. Marys AAMCO mechanic at the interval indicated in your owner's manual, or if there are signs of a faulty oxygen sensor. The signs include that rotten egg smell from the exhaust, poor gas mileage, failing an emissions test, and poor acceleration. Some automobiles also have an oxygen sensor light that appears when the sensor needs replacement, or it can also cause the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT (in some models, the SERVICE ENGINE SOON light) to come on. If the light remains lit, do not ignore it. There could be a simple solution, or it could be a warning sign of a much more severe condition. AAMCO auto repair shops can diagnose whatever the problem may be.


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4396 Highway 40 East
St Marys, GA 31558
(912) 208-7588

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