Vehicles have been designed to detect emissions or engine management related failures. When your vehicle detects a failure in a system, the check engine light will illuminate.If your check engine light is on, that is your vehicle’s way of letting you know to get it in a shop as soon as possible. This is not normally an immediate emergency and you can still continue to use the vehicle. The check engine light can come on for something as simple as a loose gas cap or one of over a thousand different other reasons.
If your check engine light is flashing that is your vehicle's way of letting you know there is a damaging event occurring. Continuing to use the vehicle could result in damage to the catalytic converter or the engine. If your check engine light is flashing you should bring your vehicle to a shop, and stop regular use of the vehicle until it is repaired. A flashing check engine light is your vehicle letting you know something more serious is going on.
Let the pro’s at Tim’s help with diagnosing and repairing your vehicle. With every diagnostic we will also do a full inspection on your vehicle to keep you up to date on all of the safety and maintenance items on your vehicle.