Frequently asked questions
Q: Check Engine...What's going on here?
A: If the light stays on this indicates an engine malfunction, and/or an emissions component has failed. It's safe to drive your vehicle home or to a repair shop and have it serviced as soon as possible.
Usual problems: Failed oxygen sensor, vacuum hose leaks, loose gas cap, failure in electronics. The Electronic Control Module controls the operation of the vehicle's powertrain, engine and transmission. The main purpose is to keep the engine running at maximum efficiency with the lowest emissions. The computer has self testing capabilities. Have your vehicle checked by a certified Technician to avoid any damage to the catalytic converter or other components.
Q: Engine Oil Pressure light...What does this mean?
A: Engine oil may be low, and the engine can seize causing severe engine damage. NOT safe to drive. Stop driving immediately and switch off the engine and seek assistance.
Common problems: Oil level is low, worn or broken oil pump, excessive main bearing wear. The oil's main function is to lubricate moving parts in the engine. Oil also cleans, inhibits corrosion, improves sealing and cools the engine by carrying heat away. First check the oil level, if the level is low add oil to bring the level to the full mark. If oil level was low, it means your engine is either leaking oil or burning oil and should be inspected.
Q: Tire Pressure Monitoring System ( TPMS)... What does this Indidcate?
A: If the light stays on, your tire is getting low on air, or your air pressure sensor has malfunctioned. Make sure to check the air pressure and if the problem continues have it serviced as soon as possible.
Usual problems: Flat tire, tire is low on air, tire pressure light was not reset, or air pressure sensor is bad. TPMS is an electronic system designed to monitor the air pressure in the pneumatic tires. The system reports real time tire pressure information to the driver via a gauge or low pressure warning light. This helps to improve vehicle safety and fuel economy.
Q: Battery - Charging System...What is this indicator?
A:If the light is on while driving, your battery is not being charged,and there is a fault in the charging system. Do not continue driving. Pull off at the first opportunity and call or seek assistance.
Usual problems: Alternator failure, loose or broken alternator belt, faulty battery, or broken wire. Charging systems produce voltage while the engine is running. As long as the charging system is working, all of the power is delivered by the alternator. If the charging system is interrupted the battery charge would deplete rapidly causing the vehicle to shut down.