Sometimes, when driving your Honda, you may hear a ding and notice that your check engine light is on. You may notice a sudden change to the way your Honda is driving, or there may not be any differences at all. When this happens, you need to bring your Honda in for a check engine light diagnosis at Colonial Honda of Dartmouth.
If your light comes on, that means something as small as a sensor has lost its power and needs to be replaced, or it could mean serious engine trouble in your Honda. You do not know how extreme the damage is or how to fix it until you have it scanned during a diagnostic service.
When you bring your Honda in for service, our certified technicians will inspect the codes generated by your Honda. They will hook a diagnostic tool to your Honda and scan it for codes to let them know the issue. If it is a sensor change, they can do it quickly on-site by grabbing a new sensor from the parts department. However, if the code requires a more complicated repair, you may need to leave your Honda for a few days.
Maybe your Honda has been driving fine since the light came on, and you do not think you need to have it tested. You may get away with it for a week or two, but whatever is causing the code will continue with further problems. If it is sensor-related, you could suffer from poor fuel economy until you get it repaired. If it is much more serious, you could be slowly blowing up your engine, which is a much more expensive and invasive service.
If you need to have your Honda serviced, please visit us online to make your appointment; with the scheduler, you just need to enter a few things about your Honda and yourself. Move on to selecting the services you need, and then schedule a date that works for you. When you bring it in, our team will assess the situation and let you know what the next steps are.
Contact us today by phone or on our website at Colonial Honda of Dartmouth if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to assisting you with your check engine light diagnosis and any other services that you may need for your Honda soon.