Check Engine Light? Is there anything more stressfull then driving your vehicle around Fullerton when suddenly you notice the Check Engine Light on? Not to worry, stop by Orozco’s Auto service and we have all the latest diagnostic equipment to determin why that ligh may be on. ANd not-to-worry, it doesn’t always mean a costly repair. In most cases is may be a something simple such as a loose gas cap or needing to change and air filter. Your Check Engine light or the the OBD system (On-Board Diagnostics System) is capable of detecting malfunctions before your vehicle’s performance is effected or severe engine damage may occur.
What is a OBD System
The OBD System, or On-Board Diagnostics System, was originally installed to monitor vehicle emissions, but it also detects problems within the engine. Both OBD I and OBD II systems exist, with OBD II systems becoming the standard in vehicles manufactured after 1996. The OBD is connected to the engine control unit (ECU), which helps your engine run efficiently while keeping emissions low. The OBD can identify and warn the driver of engine malfunction by sending error notifications to the ECU system. The ECU is in charge of several engine processes, including the mixture of air and fuel, emissions, and engine timing. The ECU uses sensors to monitor them or make adjustments. If the ECU detects malfunctions, it triggers the “check engine” light on the dashboard. The OBD system then records the code pertaining to the problem. The code can be accessed by a trained technician through engine diagnostic equipment in order to properly diagnose the issue.
Because of the mandatory OBD system, your automobile is capable of monitoring and diagnosing its own performance. You should have engine diagnostics performed when the “check engine” light comes on. Engine diagnostics will help detect problems early so that minor problems never become major problems. Engine diagnostics also help keep your emissions low, and if your engine is malfunctioning, your vehicle might not pass a smog test. When your “check engine” light turns on, it is time for you to contact one of our ASE Certified service advisors at Orozco’s Auto Service for an engine diagnostics service. We will work hard to get your engine working again properly in no time. Additionally Orozco’s Auto Service inventories all the latest diagnostic equipment for standard and higher end vehicles like Mercedes Benz, BMW, Lexus and Infinity, so matter the brand make Orozco’s Auto Service your first call.
If your Check Engine light is on don’t hesitate to call Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton at 714-525-3239 to schedule a diagnostics test or schedule you online appointment.