check engine light

Check Engine Light 

When your check engine light comes on, you may be torn between utter panic and just wanting to ignore it and hope it goes away. That’s perfectly understandable. That same check engine light could come on for anything from a serious engine or transmission problem all the way down to a loose gas cap.

There’s a very common misconception that the trouble codes stored in your engine computer when your check engine light comes on will specifically identify a problem. It’s really more like pointing to the symptoms of a problem.

Call The Clinic Auto Center at 562.599.3200 for help with your check engine light.

Long Beach CA Check Engine Light Think of taking your temperature. Say it’s 101. Your heat sensor – the thermometer – tells you that your temperature is out of the normal range. But it doesn’t tell you why you have a fever. Is it the flu or a sinus infection? You need more information; more tests.

For any given trouble code, there could be a number of causes. So your trained technician takes the trouble code as a starting point and begins a diagnostic process to determine the cause of the problem. And some problems take longer to solve than others.

When your engine management system logs a problem and illuminates the check engine light, your Long Beach service technician at The Clinic Auto Center will plug in a scanner, download the trouble codes and go to work tracing the cause of the problem.

That’s just the first step. That’s when your technician’s training, equipment, databases and skill get put to work diagnosing the problem and fixing it.

If your check engine light is flashing it means that the problem could lead to serious damage. You should get to your local Long Beach CA service center as soon as possible to get the problem solved. If it’s on but not flashing, you have some time to get in at your convenience.

Below are just some of the many services offered at The Clinic Auto Center of Long Beach!

Factory Scheduled Maintenance
Oil Change -Tune Ups
Filter Replacements
Windshield Wiper Blades
Brake Repair – Fluid Services
Trip or Lease Inspections
Maintenance Inspections
Check Engine Light Diagnostics
Computer Diagnostics
Air Conditioning Service & Repair
Electrical System Diagnosis & Repair
Suspension & Steering Repair
Shocks & Struts – Custom Exhaust
Cooling System Service & Repair
Exhaust Systems & Mufflers
Pre-Purchase Inspections
Brake & Lamp Inspections
Fleet Services – Hybrid Services
Chassis & Suspension
Power Steering Repair
Body & Trim Repairs
Mirrors, Door Handles & Locks
Power Accessory Repair
Transmission Service & Repair
New & Rebuilt Transmissions
Driveline Maintenance & Repair
Axle Repair & Replacement
Differential Service & Repair
Clutch Repair & Replacement
Engine Repair or Replacement
Engine Performance Check
Belt & Hose Replacement
Driveability Diagnostics & Repair
Fuel Injection Service & Repair
Fuel System Maintenance & Repair
Ignition System Maintenance & Repair
Tire Rotation, Mounting, Repair
Flat Tire Repair & Replacement
Nitrogen Tire Inflation
Wheel Alignment AND MORE!!!

Feel free to call The Clinic Auto Center today at 562.599.3200 or request your appointment online.