Check Engine Light Diagnostics & Repair

The check engine light is one of the most direct ways your vehicle will tell you something is off. And if this warning light is on, the worst thing you can do is ignore it. 

An illuminated check engine light will not go away on its own. It can turn a seemingly minor issue into a huge problem if not addressed. If your check engine light is on, reach out to Barney Brothers Off Road & Repair, and we’ll perform the necessary diagnostics and repair.

What is Check Engine Light?

The check engine light is one of the warning lights on your dashboard. If illuminated, it’s your vehicle’s way of alerting you that something may be awry.

This light is part of your onboard diagnostics computer. This computer controls and monitors vehicle performance while regulating fuel mixture, engine speed, and ignition timing. When this system detects a problem it cannot correct, it will trigger the check engine light to light up. 

Sometimes, the check engine will turn on and then off. When it’s on, it means that one or more diagnostic trouble codes are stored on the vehicle’s computer. The codes will remain there even when the light goes out. 

So, whenever you see this light acting up, have your vehicle immediately diagnosed by the experienced mechanics of Barney Brothers Off Road & Repair—even if the light has gone off. 

Why Has Your Check Engine Light Come on?

Many issues can trigger your check engine light, like:

The loose gas cap is the most popular trigger; fortunately, it can be easily fixed. Simply tighten the gas cap. If you have lost the gas cap, you should replace it with a new one.

If you have determined the cause is not the gas cap, head over to Barney Brothers Off Road & Repair so we can diagnose the correct reason and provide a solution. 

Blinking vs. Static Check Engine Light

An illuminated check engine light can be blinking or static. 

A blinking or flashing check engine light is more serious. It usually means your engine or another critical component is under significant duress. It often indicates unburned fuel is being deposited into the exhaust system, which can damage the catalytic converter. If this is the case, pull over and immediately contact the mechanics at Barney Brothers Off Road & Repair. 

While the blinking light is more serious, a steady one also requires a visit to our shop for timely diagnostics. Failure to do so could cause a minor issue to become a major repair.

Contact Barney Brothers Off Road & Repair
for Check Engine Light Diagnosis & Repair in Grand Junction, CO

At Barney Brothers Off Road & Repair, we leverage the latest and most advanced diagnostic tools to diagnose any check engine light issues. Our ASE-Certified mechanics can check your check engine lights or another dashboard indicator, find the root cause, and provide the necessary fix.

Call us today at (970) 243-9300. You can also drop by our shop at 2394 Hwy 6&50, Grand Junction, CO 81505