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Village Autoworks and Your Check Engine Light

The dreaded check engine light. Sometimes they come in with a ding sound. Sometimes their orangish yellow presence suddenly appears while driving. Either way, the check engine light is your vehicle’s way of telling you something negative might be happening inside your engine.

Village Autoworks of Roseville, Minnesota is happy to decipher what your check engine light means and offer you the routine maintenance to prevent it from happening. Our ASE Certified Technicians will tell you what you need and listen to your needs.

Here is what to do with a check engine light:

Why does my check engine light come on?

Your engine is trying to warn you about a potential problem. The good news is that most of the time, your check engine light comes on to warn you about preventive maintenance and nothing has likely happened yet. You should still treat the light with urgency as your vehicle’s computer system has detected an issue and get your vehicle into our shop right away.

What could the problem be?

Check engine lights come on for a huge variety of reasons. One common and very easy to fix issue is a gas cap problem. An improperly sealed gas cap can simply not be tight enough, as the gas tank is meant to be air sealed. Does simply tightening your gas cap turn your light off? Good!

Your vehicle could have issues with the variety of sensors that monitor air intake, the spark plugs that keep your engine started and running, or catalytic converter issues, amongst many others large and small. While many people dislike their check engine light, you may consider it’s glow a welcome sight that could prevent a full engine breakdown which will cost you more.

What should I do?

We suggest bringing your vehicle to us at Village Autoworks. We can use a code reader or our eyes and ears to detect your problem and fix it before it becomes a larger issue that leaves you stranded. We offer same day repairs in most situations. 

Village Autoworks is dedicated to serving you and your vehicle with routine maintenance while keeping your life going. We also enjoy working to prevent larger issues from happening with your vehicle that can result in more expensive and life stalling repair.

In the event you have a major issue and your vehicle cannot be driven, we do offer free towing for major repairs, and a 5 year, 50,000 mile warranty so you can have confidence in our repairs.

Get Started

Call us or stop into our shop at 8276 Hudson Rd #100, Woodbury, MN 55125. We can make an appointment but also gladly take walk ins. We are a community business and truly enjoy serving our customers so they can keep their daily lives going without much disruption, even while having their vehicle maintained by us at Village Autoworks on a regular basis. We have served Woodbury as a family owned business for a  long time and love our community.

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