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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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Tyrone

8 years of experience
365 reviews
Tyrone
8 years of experience
As usual...Tyrone was great. He took the time to explain what repair had to be done + he looked at my wife’s car which had come back from a local dealer identifying several repair issues but upon his review the one of the repairs was not needed and the other could wait thus saving me $$$$.
2008 HYUNDAI SANTA FE - SERVICE LIGHT IS ON - WALDORF, MARYLAND

Michael

24 years of experience
194 reviews
Michael
24 years of experience
Great customer service. He was on-time, very knowledgeable about my car and provided excellent service!
2002 BMW X5 - SERVICE LIGHT IS ON - MESA, ARIZONA

Herman

10 years of experience
42 reviews
Herman
10 years of experience
Arrived on time and explained everything thoroughly, this is the 2nd time I requested him and look forward to having him as my service mechanic.
2013 AUDI A5 QUATTRO - SERVICE LIGHT IS ON - MIAMI, FLORIDA

Chris

15 years of experience
163 reviews
Chris
15 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

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