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Category Archives: Check Engine Light

Why is My Check Engine Light On?

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Greenwood Village car owners and is totally ignored by just as many. What exactly it means is a mystery to most car owners, when you get right down to it. Let’s get the urgent issues out of the way first. If your check engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause essential engine damage. Naturally, you need to get that taken care of right away. If your check engine light is flashing, you shouldn’t drive at Colorado interstate speeds, tow, or haul heavy loads. Take it easy all the way to our service station. If you’re questioning whether you should dive in or get a tow, call us! If the light is glowing steadily, you should keep an eye on it for a day or two. If the light doesn’t go off, schedule an appointment with your honest Davis Repair technician to get it checked out. Some more beneficial information on how the Check En ... read more

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Check Engine Light Diagnosis At Davis Repair

Hello Centennial car owners. Have you ever had your check engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Centennial auto owners? First of all, the Check Engine or Service Engine light does indicate that something is wrong. That’s why it is called a warning light. But the something that is wrong might be a loose gas cap, or it might be serious truck engine trouble. That’s why Denver drivers often don’t know how to respond to it. The check engine light has two modes: it flashes or it stays on. A flashing light is serious. You need to get your vehicle to Davis Repair in Centennial ASAP. No, you don’t need to call a tow truck, but, yes, you can’t wait to get your car serviced. If your check engine light is on and flashing, you should not tow trailers ... read more

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Watching Your Check Engine Light

Did you know that most of the cars driving around Centennial Colorado carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969? New cars sold in the Denver area have as many as twelve networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In fact, for the last decade or so, auto computers have been controlling about 85 percent of your vehicle’s functions. Cars have sensors for manifold air temperature, coolant temperature, manifold air pressure, airflow, throttle position, vehicle speed and oxygen content. All of this electronic wizardry is pretty complicated. So how do you know when there is a problem? It’s simple; the Check Engine light comes on. The computer monitors all the sensors and uses that information to decide what to adjust such as the fuel mix, spark timing and idle speed. In addition, the computer monitors its own circuits. When it finds a fault, it turns on t ... read more

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