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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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Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
peter went out of his way to help me. I will hire him again.
2001 MERCEDES-BENZ C240 - SERVICE LIGHT IS ON - PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Honorio

Honorio

16 years of experience
658 reviews
Honorio
16 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
David

David

11 years of experience
199 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David was very helpful explaining what needs to be done
2007 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER - SERVICE LIGHT IS ON - MARIETTA, GEORGIA
Dellano

Dellano

15 years of experience
257 reviews
Dellano
15 years of experience
Great
2002 PONTIAC FIREBIRD - SERVICE LIGHT IS ON - SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND

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