Check-Engine Light in Albuquerque

Southwest Hyundai in Albuquerque Check Engine Light Service
Why is my check engine light on?  This is a common question our customers ask. Generally it means the engine has run a self-test and has found that something isn't working right.  What should you do about the check engine light?  The best answer is to get it looked at as soon as possible.  The longer the light stays on, the more likely it is that your problem is going to get worse.  

Today's vehicles are manufactured with many complex, interrelated systems. On-board computer systems continuously monitor and store detailed diagnostic information about the performance of these systems. A warning light comes on when the computer receives a signal from one of the systems or components that exceeds its normal operating range. The computer then sends a signal to turn on the light to let you know something is wrong!  (That's some fancy technology, huh?)

Some of the most common causes for a check-engine light are:

  • not properly tightening your gas cap
  • transmission issues
  • ignition problems
  • Performance issues with your braking system

While warning lights can go on and your car still appears to be driving fine, in some cases ignoring your check-engine light can lead to serious problems, such as engine damage or other component failure. In some instances, this can be a safety hazard. That's why it is recommended to be safe (give yourself peace of mind) and have your car looked at by a certified professional as soon as possible. Call us at 855-567-0661 to schedule an appointment, and we'll tell you why your check-engine light is on. Then let us fix it for you, so you can drive safely for years to come.



Larry H. Miller Southwest Hyundai Albuquerque

8800 Lomas Boulevard Northeast
Directions Albuquerque, NM 87112

  • Sales: 855-557-9760
  • Service: 855-567-0661
  • Parts: 855-567-0662

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