Check engine light

Check Engine Light Repair in Santa Cruz, CA

Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair is a full service auto repair shop in Santa Cruz. We offer board range of auto services and repairs, including check engine light diagnostics and repairs.

The check engine light was designed to alert owners to problems detected by on-board computers. Thanks to dozens of sensors and embedded computer systems, modern cars can alert us to developing problems long before they turn into expensive repairs. The check engine light was selected as an all-purpose signal that something is wrong. Hundreds of conditions – from a faulty gas cap, to failing spark plugs, to damaged catalytic converter – can cause the check engine light to come “on”.

At Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair we offer comprehensive check engine light services. Our highly skilled mechanics, certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), will use cutting-edge digital tools to determine the cause of the problem, and get your vehicle fixed.

So if your car’s computer turned on the check engine light, it’s time to look for a friendly “auto repair shop near me” - Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair in Santa Cruz. We think our shop is just the place– in addition to technical excellence, we offer friendly customer service, and flexibility to match appointment time to your schedule. All repairs performed by our technicians are covered by a 24 month / 24,000 mile warranty.

When the check engine light comes on, it can be flashing, or it can be steady. Flashing check engine light is meant to attract your attention – please do not ignore it.

If your car flashes check engine light, we recommend that you stop the car in a safe spot, as soon as possible, and turn off the engine, to prevent potential damage to your vehicle. You should have your car towed to a repair shop.

If the check engine light is simply illuminated (steady, not flashing) and you feel no difference in the way your car drives, particularly no difference in the way engine operates, it is usually ok to drive home, but we recommend making an appointment to see your local mechanic. While some of the reasons for the check engine light being turned “on” can be fairly benign, driving for prolonged periods with the check engine light “on” can result in expensive damage to your vehicle, possibly necessitating catalytic converter replacement.

Bottom Line: if the check engine light is on but you don’t feel the engine misfire, you can drive it home, but look for a “mechanic near me” to get the check engine light diagnosed and repaired by professionals. Your car and your pocketbook will be grateful.

If you choose to bring your vehicle to Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair in Santa Cruz, you will find highly experienced professionals working on your vehicle – using latest tools to diagnose the root cause of any problem it may be experiencing. You can also anticipate:

  • Same day service or repair completion (in most cases)
  • Convenient online appointments
  • Original Equipment equivalent or better quality parts
  • 24 months / 24,000 miles warranty

Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair is a full service Santa Cruz auto repair shop. We not only can provide your vehicle with new tires, but also full range of automotive maintenance services, diagnostics and repairs. We are one of the few shops in Santa Cruz that have the depth of experience to service and repair most vehicles currently on the road – Japanese, Korean, domestic, and European.

So whether your car needs check engine light diagnostics, or it’s time for a minor service, make an appointment online, or call Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair in Santa Cruz – we are happy to be of service. 

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