Also known to many as the “Check Wallet Light” and fitted to all 1995 and later cars, this warning light is connected to computers that monitor hundreds of systems on your car. Its illumination could signal an emission system fault (air pollution), overheating or even a loose gas cap. Blinking “check engine” lights while you drive means a problem exists that could potentially damage your car and you should stop driving immediately and call for help.
Your European car is powered by fuel injection, electronic and emission systems developed and manufactured by the Robert Bosch company. We are Central Iowa’s authorized service center for Bosch automotive systems and we have the tools and know-how to service and repair these systems better than anyone else.
Your car’s computers are pretty smart. They can report if a problem occurs… often before the driver senses a problem. But they can’t always pinpoint the cause or the faulty part. It’s like a fire alarm in a high rise. It reports there’s a fire…but not what started it.
We can’t tell you what it will cost to fix the problem until we determine the cause. Here we do set a limit of $125 for the first step. Sometimes that’s enough to fix the car, sometimes not. But you won’t pay more than that without a report and your permission to proceed.
The quickest and least expensive way to handle a check engine light is an expert that can identify the fault correctly and repair it without a lot of guesswork.
That’s us. Call us when you have the need.