The check engine light may be helpful, but it can also be frustrating and confusing. Part of what makes it such an irritating problem to deal with is the fact that you can't immediately tell what it means. If the check engine light in your Nissan comes on, head to Briggs Nissan, serving Junction City, Kansas. Our skilled technicians will be glad to perform a check engine light diagnosis to see what the problem may be. Find out more about what this light could mean, or take the trip to the Briggs Nissan service center to see why drivers from Manhattan and beyond choose us for service!
The Engine Control Unit (or ECU, for short) is a computer that both regulates and keeps track of how your engine is functioning. If the ECU detects that something is not working as it should, it will do two things: it will store a code with the nature of the problem and turn on the Check Engine Light.
When the check engine light comes on, it's time to bring your vehicle in to have the code read. The technicians at Briggs Nissan will hook it up to a code reader, which will interpret the code that the ECU has stored. From then, we can recommend the best course of action to take.
Since a check engine light can mean several things of differing severity, it can be hard to tell whether it's an emergency or not. Fortunately, the light itself can help you with this.If the check engine light is solid, you can rest easy: it's probably not an emergency. You can keep driving until you reach your destination (unless you plan on driving on a cross-country road trip). Once you have arrived, it may be a good idea to check your gas cap first; a loose or cracked gas cap can cause the check engine light to turn on. If adjusting the gas cap doesn't do anything, schedule an appointment at Briggs Nissan.
When you're scheduling your appointment, you can use our online service scheduler or give us a call. We look forward to seeing you soon at Briggs Nissan!