Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car dinging and Service Engine Soon light coming on

asked by on

I get a dinging alarm sound after driving for about 30 miles and occasionally the Service Engine Soon light comes on briefly. It goes off after the engine has cooled down.

A: Most GM vehicles will give you a "ding...

Most GM vehicles will give you a "ding" when a Warning light comes on. Even though the Check Engine Light goes out, the code will be stored in the engine's computer. A qualified mechanic from YourMechanic can come out, scan the computer, and diagnose your car's dinging noise and Check Engine Light issues.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Shifting issues, check engine light on

Hello there, a few different things could potentially cause this fault. The most common would be a neutral safety switch, transmission shift linkage fault, or a transmission fault. A technician will first inspect the Check Engine Light for exactly what...

Q: Car cuts off while driving

The are dozens of potential causes for your issue. Since the problem goes away after the vehicle sit and cools down, my guess is that the problem is electrical. This is because electrical resistance goes up when heat increases. When...

Q: Crank no start

You will need to have the engine scanned for codes and diagnosed for loss of spark or fuel. Your water pump is driven by the timing belt, and if the belt broke or water pump seized, then you may have...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...