When your car's check engine light comes on in your instrument cluster, it's usually
accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The light could be a minor
issue, such as a faulty gas cap, or it could mean something more serious, such as a
misfiring engine. In many cases, it means that you'll have to determine if it is
necessary to repair the issue after a proper diagnosis has been completed.
Some people may feel that an Automotive parts supplier may be able to diagnose a check
engine light and recommend a fix. They will scan the vehicle, print off a long list of items that
may be wrong with your vehicle. Then they will start selling you parts that may or may not fix
Typically, the diagnosis is the most complicated part of the process. Replacing the part may
be less difficult. One Stop Automotive has spent thousands of dollars on diagnostic
equipment and training for our technicians to diagnose check engine lights. We charge a fee
for this and back it up for 90 days after the repair.
Please don’t make the assumption to drive your vehicle with a check engine light on. Make
the right choice and get your vehicle checked out when the light comes on.