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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.

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YourMechanic Service Light is on Inspection Service

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Jeremy

19 years of experience
338 reviews
Jeremy
19 years of experience
Mitsubishi Endeavor - Service Light is on - Lake Worth, Florida
Very professional, knowledgeable and personable. I was very comfortable with Jeremy and trusted his evaluation of the problem I had experienced with my car.

David

10 years of experience
175 reviews
David
10 years of experience
Chevrolet C1500 - Service Light is on - Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Excellent. Honest and prompt. I was definitely satisfied with Dave's integrity and work and would recommend him.

Nicholas

10 years of experience
288 reviews
Nicholas
10 years of experience
BMW X5 - Service Light is on - Durham, North Carolina
My experience as very good. He made it real clear what was wrong with my car and the quote was very reasonable

Galen

26 years of experience
35 reviews
Galen
26 years of experience
Nissan Altima - Service Light is on - Folsom, California
This was my first experience with YourMechanic Service and very much satisfied with service and advise I got from Galen on future service need, Thank You !

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