2311 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
At Big A Auto Sales & Service, we provide detailed engine light diagnostics & repairs for vehicle owners all over Dubuque, Iowa. Too often have we seen drivers see the check engine light in their vehicle and simply ignore it. The engine light is your vehicle’s cry for help, and as a vehicle owner, it’s your job to answer the call. We utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair equipment to accurately determine and repair whatever issue caused the warning signal. When you visit us, know that you’ll get the information you need.
Although the check engine light is useful in that it informs you something is wrong, it fails to inform you of the specific cause. This can leave many people frustrated and, if the light isn’t flashing, cause them to just completely ignore it. At Big A Auto, we ask that you don’t ignore this warning signal as it’s simply trying to tell you something wrong is going on with your vehicle. To properly determine the cause, you’ll need to schedule a diagnostic service with us, as we have the proper tools to accurately determine the problem. With that said, there is one thing you can try to help get rid of the light, and that’s checking the gas cap.
Believe it or not, a loose gas cap can actually trigger the check engine light in your vehicle. If you see that the light is steady, the gas cap should be the first thing you check and adjust. Make sure that you either tighten or replace the cap prior to your next drive. If you need to replace it, many shops sell them at an affordable rate but make sure you’re selecting the right cap for your vehicle. Once the cap has been tightened or replaced, drive a few miles and see how your vehicle’s computer system reacts to your adjustment. If the light shuts off, you found the cause of the light! If not, something else is going on with your vehicle and you’ll need to schedule a service to properly diagnose the issue.
If you see the check engine light in your vehicle, don’t just leave it alone. Take action and get the answers you need by scheduling an engine light diagnostics service with Big A Auto Sales & Service in Dubuque, Iowa. We utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to accurately diagnose what’s going on with your vehicle. Then we use the latest repair equipment and service techniques to ensure that by the end of your visit, the check engine light is no more! Schedule a service by visiting our shop at 2311 Central Avenue or giving us a call at (563) 556-1123. We’re located 1/2 block North of Hartig Drug!