Monthly Archives: February 2021

Is There A Difference Between a Flashing Check Engine Light and a Steady Check Engine Light?

Is There A Difference Between a Flashing Check Engine Light and a Steady Check Engine Light?

Most drivers understand that the Check Engine light is not a good thing to see in the vehicle. But there is a difference between a solid Check Engine light and one that is blinking. There are many different causes to a solid Check Engine light, some of which are rather benign. There's only one cause for a blinking light and it is an urgent one. When the car's check engine light is flashing, do not ignore it. Your car needs repairs as soon as possible. If the Check Engine light is blinking, it's a big warning sign and something that you want to have inspected immediately. If the light is solid, there are other things you can ask yourself to diagnose the issue. For example, if you recently got gas, it's possible that your gas cap is loose and that can trigger the light to come on. Tighten the cap first before you panic. When the light comes on, try to listen for other noises in the vehicle. Do you hear something different? Is the vehicle driving differently? If so ... read more

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