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Keep an Eye Out for Your Springfield, VA Car’s Check Engine Light

If your Springfield, VA car's check engine light is on, stop by Wiygul Automotive Clinic today and we'll tell you why.

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The Check Engine Lights Tells Springfield, VA, Drivers To See Their Local Virginia Certified Emissions Repair Facility

Keeping tabs on your cars check engine light is a great way to gauge the state of your car. The whole reason that these lights are built into cars is to give us a way to keep track of problems that could be coming up. The average owner doesn’t know what state their car is in on a day to day basis, so unless you just came away from a car checkup, odds are you’ll have no clue if there is a problem with your car. There could be any number of reasons that your light is turning on, and for each of those reasons, there are countless more issues that could be causing it to happen. For example, if your check engine light on your Springfield, VA car is on, it could mean that your engine is missing. This could be because of a fuel-delivery issue, faulty spark plugs, or any other number of reasons.

When your auto technician looks at the car they will be able to tell what exactly the problem is. By running various tests they can check the different issues and pinpoint the real problem point. Then they will let you know how pressing the problem is, and what the long term repercussions of not dealing with it would be. Remember, the check engine light is just a guide to let you know that there is a problem; it won’t actually tell you what the problem is or what you need to do. For that you need to take your car to your local Springfield, VA auto shop.

Some newer cars have a more integrated electrical system that is able to tell what the problem is with considerable more accuracy, but you still need to get them checked from time to time. As for older cars, many people can get in the habit of seeing the check engine light on all the time, and start to ignore it. This is a bad practice though, and you will be much better off bringing your Springfield, VA car into Wiygul Automotive Clinic and having them check it out. Ultimately, that is the only way to actually deal with the problem and get it taken care of.

About Wiygul Automotive Clinic

Founded in 1996, Wiygul Automotive Clinic is the premier-quality, full-service, independent auto-repair facility in the Burke-Fairfax Station corridor. We are dedicated to our community and are passionately focused on customer value and safety. Our goal is to develop a partnership with our customers to keep their vehicles safe and dependable. To that end, at Wiygul Automotive Clinic we do everything within our control to build and earn trust with our clientele every day.

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