Q: Do I need to stop driving my car immediately if my check engine light and check transmission light both come on and stay on?

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Check engine and check transmission lights came on and are alternating back and forth. Should I stop driving immediately or do I have time to find a mechanic to check it out?

My car has 180000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Anytime a service or warning light illuminates on your dashboard, it is because the ECU of your vehicle has detected a fault from either a system, sensor or individual component. Some are more serious than others, which is why it’s always best to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location; either at home or while you’re at work, to complete a check engine light inspection. This will allow them to download all of these error codes to determine what service or repairs will resolve these issues.

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