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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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Richard

8 years of experience
350 reviews
Richard
8 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

Jose

14 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
He's a good mechanic is lot better than the one that worked on my car
2000 CHRYSLER SEBRING - SERVICE LIGHT IS ON - VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON

Tyreek

20 years of experience
43 reviews
Tyreek
20 years of experience
He provides good information and patient. Cool guy
2008 FORD F-150 - SERVICE LIGHT IS ON - ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Galen

24 years of experience
11 reviews
Galen
24 years of experience
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 !
2006 NISSAN ALTIMA - SERVICE LIGHT IS ON - FOLSOM, CALIFORNIA

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