Wiggity Diagnosing an Engine Warning Light in St. Louis, MO 
If you've ever been driving around St. Louis and your check engine light comes on, then you know how unsettling it can be. What does the check engine light mean? What's wrong, and how serious is the problem? Do you need to stop and pull over, or can you continue driving and fix it later? These are good questions, but there is not always an easy answer. The check engine light coming on could mean a variety of things, from small issues requiring only light maintenance, to serious damage needing major repairs. It can even mean that it is dangerous to keep driving. So how do you tell? 

Is the Check Engine Light Flashing?

If the check engine light is flashing on and off, this is indicative of engine misfire. If you see this flashing light on your dash, it means you need to seek immediate attention for your vehicle. Continuing to drive with the check engine light flashing can cause further damage, so pull over when it is safe to do so, and have your vehicle towed to an auto service center. The experts at AutoCenters Nissan are here to help, give us a call at 866-796-8835 to get your vehicle repaired by ASE certified technicians at our Nissan service center.

Is the Check Engine Light Illuminated But Not Flashing?

If the check engine light comes on, but does not flash, you have more leeway, and it should be safe to continue to your destination if you take some precautions. 
  • Check to see that your gas cap is tightened properly
  • If light stays on, reduce speed and unhook any trailer if towing
  • Schedule an auto service appointment
There are a number of parts that could cause the check engine light to turn on but not flash if damaged: 
  • O2 Sensor
  • Loose or Damaged Gas Cap
  • Catalytic Converter
  • Mass Air Flow Sensor
  • Spark Plug wires

The expert staff at your local AutoCenters Nissan auto service department can check the code on your Check Engine light to identify the underlying problem easily. Our auto technicians can recommend steps that will solve the problem before it becomes any worse. Just visit the auto service center at our Wood River Nissan dealership today, and see why so many St. Louis area residents have chosen AutoCenters Nissan as their preferred Nissan dealership! Know when you'd like to come in? Schedule your auto service appointment or contact us by clicking below today!