Check Engine Light



At A Plus Auto Inc we are the check engine light solutions center leaders in accurate diagnoses and repair of the check engine light.

We have the latest technology, computers and software to communicate with your vehicle.
“We talk to and listen to your vehicle”

Here at A Plus Auto Inc our trained techs take the guess work out of finding the solution.
Quick and accurate diagnoses and repair allows us to fix the problem and get your vehicle inspected.

With the new state inspection emissions program in full force, consumers are beginning to realize the importance of the “check engine light” . In years past the check engine light was ignored recognized as only an “idiot light” by consumers and service techs.

With the new clean air act, emission regulations, New York State inspection program and the evolution of vehicles, the check engine light is more important than ever –
The check engine light is no idiot!

Your vehicle is equipped with computers, they are sensitive, detecting even the slightest trouble will turn your check engine light on…


One of the most vital components to a properly functioning vehicle is the ‘Check Engine’ light. It alerts the driver to a variety of potential problems based on the vehicle’s onboard diagnostic system. When the ‘Check Engine’ light comes on, it means that some system in your vehicle, including ignition, fuel injection or emission control, is not operating at peak performance, even if your vehicle appears to you to be running normally.

According to the Car Care Council, a glowing ‘Check Engine’ light doesn’t mean you have to immediately pull the car over to the side of the road, but it does mean you should get the car checked out as soon as possible. Ignoring the warning light could severely damage engine components and incur additional repair expenses.

If your ‘Check Engine’ light comes on, first check the gas cap to make sure it wasn’t left loose after refueling. Sometimes this can trigger the ‘Check Engine’ light. If the cap was loose, the light should go out after a few short trips.

If the gas cap wasn’t the problem and the light remains on steady, have the system checked out as soon as possible. A light that flashes requires more prompt attention, indicating a more severe condition that must be checked out immediately to prevent damage to the catalytic converter. When you experience a flashing light, minimize driving at high speeds or under heavy loads.

When scheduling service, make sure the automotive shop that diagnoses your car has professional technicians who are properly trained and certified for OBDII diagnosis and repair. The technician will connect your vehicle’s computer to a diagnostic computer, which will provide a “trouble” code indicating why the ‘Check Engine’ light was activated.

While the diagnostic computer is connected to your car, the technician can check the idle speed, throttle response, engine temperature, fuel system pressure, manifold vacuum, exhaust emission levels and many other key indicators. Once the problem is diagnosed and fixed, your car’s computer makes sure everything is back to normal, and then turns off the ‘Check Engine’ light.

Be sure to read your vehicle owner’s manual and familiarizing yourself with the purpose of the ‘Check Engine’ light and every other gauge and warning indicator on your dashboard.

A Plus Auto has extensive, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that will allow us to do a comprehensive analysis of your vehicle.  We will isolate the problem and give you our estimate on repair.

Let A Plus Auto keep you safe and get your vehicle back on the road.