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Q: Check Engine light on

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My Check Engine light came on,as well as a wrench light.

A: The wrench light is a maintenance indicator...

The wrench light is a maintenance indicator. It illuminates whenever your vehicle is due for a timed maintenance. The check engine light could be several hundred issues. A qualified technician such as one from YourMechanic can retrieve engine codes and identify any issues you may be having.

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