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Service Light is on Inspection Service

The dashboard of every car produced after 1996 has the ability to communicate messages of various severity and importance to the driver through warning and indicator lights.

The Service (or Service Engine) light is a warning light that is connected to the engine control unit (ECU) of a vehicle. The ECU is the brain of the car and monitors a number of systems, including:

  • Emissions: There are sensors throughout the engine management system on all cars manufactured since 1996 that alert the driver of any malfunction that will lead to unacceptable amounts of emissions entering the air.

  • Engine temperature: Sensors in and around the engine can alert the driver to excessive operating temperatures, which may lead to engine damage. Typically, this warning will be accompanied by a Temperature, Engine Overheating, or Check Gauges light.

  • Mileage: While vehicles have recorded mileage for many years, the ECU can also keep track of mileage between oil changes and other routine services.

There are many other components the ECU is capable of monitoring, and those also vary depending on the manufacturer and year of production.

Common reasons for this to happen:

The Service light is a vague warning and can indicate something as simple as too many miles between oil changes to potentially serious faults in the engine. The problem could be totally benign or very serious, and a professional inspection is the best course of action if the light is persistently illuminated. A mechanic can catch problems early that, if left unattended, could lead to costly repairs down the road.

What to expect:

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine why the Service light is on, and will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How important is this service?

A Service light is important to diagnose shortly after it illuminates, given that the underlying issue could be mild or severe. Book a mechanic to perform a thorough inspection as soon as possible.

Fast and easy Service Light is on Inspection service at your home or office.

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Chris

14 years of experience
62 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Mechanic was a little late due to a previous job but I was kept well up-to-date so it was not an issue at all. Inspected my car, diagnosed it, got me a quote and had me booked for my repairs in less than an hour. It was a very pleasant experience.
2012 NISSAN ALTIMA - SERVICE LIGHT IS ON - HOUSTON, TEXAS

Honorio

15 years of experience
563 reviews
Honorio
15 years of experience
Have been very happy with Honorio. He's always on time and seems to do a good job. I really like the fact that he is so honest with us, and doesn't try to sell us something that is not needed.
2002 SATURN SL1 - SERVICE LIGHT IS ON - SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA

Lamont

26 years of experience
59 reviews
Lamont
26 years of experience
Knowledgeable and friendly. He came in and diagnosed the problem through inspection and did a great job explaining what was going on to me. Created a follow-up appointment to fix the issue.
2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE - SERVICE LIGHT IS ON - HERCULES, CALIFORNIA

Richard

7 years of experience
310 reviews
Richard
7 years of experience
Richard was great!! He took the time to speak to me about everything going on with my vehicle. Explained everything in detail. Pointed out specific parts and explained them. He also made recommendations for repairs and took the time to explain why they were needed and what should and should not wait very long to be repaired. It was a great experience and I will definitely be scheduling the repairs to have Richard perform the work. I appreciate yourmechanic.com for their assistance with scheduling Richard so fast to come out and diagnose my issues with my car.
2003 NISSAN ALTIMA - SERVICE LIGHT IS ON - ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

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