Correctly Diagnosing Your Check Engine Light at Coopers Auto Repair

We’ll Do It Right the First Time to Keep You out of the Shop!

You’ve put a lot of time and energy into taking care of your car, so it can be pretty alarming to see the check engine light come on unexpectedly. Your check engine light, also known as the malfunction indicator lamp, can mean a wide range of issues are going on under the hood. You can have anything from a faulty catalytic converter to a simple loose gas cap. Either way, the last thing you want to do is ignore that orange light. It’s really important that you check the elements you can that might be triggering the warning, and if you can’t find anything you need to get your car into Coopers Auto Repair Specialists in Tacoma to make sure nothing more serious is happening.

What Is Triggering Your Malfunction Indicator Lamp?

Like we said earlier, your light might be on for a variety of reasons. Some not so serious, some pretty serious and need professional help. If you notice your light, check for a few things. First, check your gas cap to make sure it’s not loose. Believe it or not, people often forget to tighten this cap and is a common cause for the CEL to be illuminated. You can also check your spark plugs to make sure they’re not fouled. If you don’t feel up to the task, we are always ready to fix them for you. If these two issues aren’t what seems to be triggering your check engine light, it’s best that you bring your car into the shop for us to check ours as soon as possible. We have the best quality check engine light diagnosis equipment and a team of eager to help professionals who will have your vehicle back in shape in no time at all.

Trust the Right Mechanic

It’s no secret that finding the right mechanic can be a bit of a hassle. We’ve all heard stories or even experienced trips to the auto shop when the problem itself isn’t fixed after the customer paid to have it fixed. It’s not uncommon for auto shops to misdiagnose issues, and fix the wrong ones. Here at Coopers Auto Repair Specialists, we fix the right problem the first time. We also know that waiting for check engine light servicing can be not-so-exciting and that you probably have better things to do. No worries, we won’t only do the work quickly and correctly, but we will do the work well enough to keep you out of the shop. We work on all makes and models and promise better quality servicing than your dealership.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

While we gladly accept all walk-ins, it might be more convenient for you to have your own block of time scheduled out for your engine light servicing. If that’s the case, go ahead and give us a call today or schedule online! We are located at 1718 103rd St E, Tacoma, WA 98445 and we can’t wait to meet you!