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What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?

One day you may see a mysterious light pop up on your dashboard. It may be yellow or red. Many people choose to ignore the auto repair or oil change lights until one day their vehicle is dead on the road. It’s important that you pay attention to what your check engine light is telling you. While it can be an unpleasant feeling to learn that you need auto repair services, it’s best to bring your car or truck to Alpine Automotive immediately, before you need to hire our towing services. Engine lights may involve something as minor as a loose gas cap, or something costly, such as a bad catalytic converter. It’s important that you visit Alpine Automotive to get it checked out now. A check engine light is formally known as an MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp). This is a sign from your vehicle’s computer that something has gone wrong. Generally, there is a minimal charge at Alpine Automotive to determine what’s wrong, but it’s best to visit our auto repair shop, as delays can add conside ... read more