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If your check engine light has come on, it means something is wrong with one or more of the systems your engine needs to function. The cause could be something as simple as a loose gas cap or as complicated as a failed catalytic converter.

VIP’s Certified Automotive Professionals will find the cause of your check engine light. They’ll begin by scanning your vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostics System. If that doesn’t reveal the issue, they’ll run additional testing and diagnostics to pinpoint it. Once it is, you will be informed about any necessary steps that may be needed in order to get your vehicle back on the road as soon as possible.

  • VIP offers a warranty on most installed parts.
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Do This if Your Check Engine Light Comes On

Sometimes you can easily resolve a check engine light yourself, while at others, an automotive professional’s help will be needed.

Check Engine Light

Steady Light

If your check engine light comes on, pull over and see if your gas cap is loose. If it is, tighten it. If this doesn’t clear the check engine light in a few miles, bring your vehicle to your mechanic at your earliest convenience.

Check Engine Light

Lit with Noticeable Performance Issues

If the check engine light remains continuously lit and your vehicle is experiencing significant performance issues, there is likely an issue with a crucial part of your engine system or emissions control systems. Pull over, stop the engine, and arrange to have your vehicle towed to a repair shop to prevent further engine damage.

Check Engine Light

Steady Blinking Light

If your check engine light steadily blinks when you are accelerating, your vehicle’s emission control system is experiencing failure and causing the engine to misfire to the extent that your catalytic converter is being seriously damaged with every blink and could eventually catch fire. Pull over immediately and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.

5 Most Frequent Causes of a Check Engine Light

The following are common check engine light causes:

  • Oxygen sensors
  • Loose gas cap
  • Catalytic converter
  • Mass airflow sensor
  • Spark plug wires

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VIP Tires & Service - Lewiston, ME
485 Sabattus St
Lewiston, ME 04280
(207) 784-5464
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520 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 784-0131
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128 Center Street
Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 783-8561
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2 Union Park Road
Topsham, ME 04086
(207) 373-1501
15.7 Miles Away

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