America's Auto & Tire

How We're Different Why America's Auto & Tire

Best Nationwide Warranty

Best Nationwide Warranty

We have partnered with the TIRE PROS network to offer the strongest tire, auto service, and roadside assistance warranty in the nation

Dependable & Trustworthy Service

Dependable & Trustworthy Service

We’ll always explain your auto repairs in plain language, and never try to sell you something you don’t need. Our mechanics are ASE-certified and fully trained

Financing Available

Financing Available

Drive now and pay later for all credit types


Check Engine Light Frequently Asked Questions

Why the Check Engine Light Is On

The engine, transmission, drivetrain, evaporative, and emissions system – the Check Engine light monitors them all. Any sensor, wire, or component could be the root cause of the warning light coming on. It could be due to:

  • A faulty oxygen sensor that measures emissions in the exhaust.
  • An engine misfire caused by a fouled spark plug.
  • A loose gas cap.
  • A software concern in an onboard computer.
  • Or any other of dozens of causes.

The diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) will need to be checked and the underlying cause corrected to restore your faith in your automobile. It’s definitely a job for an experienced, well-trained technician.

Other Warning Lights to Watch

Along with the Check Engine light, other warning indicators can be illuminated. A fault in the anti-lock braking (ABS) system can cause the ABS or traction control light to come on. An ailing alternator or inadequate wiring can contribute to a battery light showing up. Low fluid or an electrical failure could cause a power steering warning.

Some lights are for information only, designated by their green or blue color. For warning indicators that are yellow or red, it’s a great idea to have your vehicle checked as soon as possible to prevent ongoing issues that could leave you stranded.

Diagnosis and Repair at America’s Auto & Tire

At all of our locations, expert technicians are skilled to diagnose the cause of your Check Engine light and any other malfunction indicators that may be lit. Using the latest in electronic equipment, the fault codes will be checked, the condition traced to its root, and the problem corrected. To ensure transparency, you’ll receive a detailed quote so you can make an informed decision about the repair, and our knowledgeable staff will walk you through the process, answering any questions you have.

At America’s Auto & Tire, we want to earn your trust. To that end, we back all repairs and services we perform with a peace of mind warranty.