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What If My Check Engine Light Comes On?

Engine Warning light
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The blog this week is about explaining what the Check Engine Light is and what to do if it comes on, on the dashboard of your Volvo or Toyota. You really should not ignore this warning light. It’s called a warning light for a reason – it is alerting you to the fact that there could be a problem with your engine. Read on to find out more:

Nowadays every new car now comes with On Board Diagnostics. On Board Diagnostics is a system that registers faults within your Volvo or Toyota or any car for that matter, connected through sensors all over your Volvo or Toyota, the engine and fuel and emissions systems. There are thousands of codes so the only way to pinpoint exactly what the problem is, is to take it to your local independent garage and get them to hook it up to their diagnostic kit like Vida for example to identify the fault code and action the problem. Once the problem has been identified the garage will advise you on how to remedy the problem. They can also then clear down the fault codes and reset the system. The thing to do is not panic or ignore it. Quite often than not it can be something so very minor and inexpensive. Do not continue driving your Volvo or Toyota ignoring the light hoping it will go away – modern cars nowadays are very sensitive – so get it checked out ASAP at your local independent garage. Ignoring warning lights could lead to expensive repair bills – better to be safe than sorry. It is a warning light alerting you to a potential problem, so getting it checked out by being cautious can help avert a bigger issue. Warning lights do not need to be an expensive problem. Of course, getting your Volvo or Toyota regularly serviced and maintained will help maintain the health of the engine. We cannot say enough how proactive maintenance is always going to be more cost effective than reactive repairs! Look after your cars folks they are likely to be the second most expensive purchase after a house! Happy safe motoring folks!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, 2019 & 2020,  The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, The LiveWire Excellence In Vehicle Servicing 2019 Award and The Aftermarket Excellence Award for Best Website 2019, The Eagle Radio Biz Award – Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 & the SME News Magazine Most Trusted Car Servicing Provider 2020, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.