checkIs your check engine light on? Many people tend to ignore this very obvious warning sign. But if your check engine light is trying to tell you something, failing to bring your vehicle in could end up costing you down the line.

What is a Check Engine Light?

The check engine light is part of the onboard diagnostics (OBD) system in your Audi.

What Does The Check Engine Light Mean When Illuminated?

When you see the check engine light illuminated in your dash, it mean your Audi has detected a problem in its OBD system.

What Problems Can Cause the Check Engine Light to Illuminate?

Ranging from minor to major, quite a few things can cause the check engine light to come on in your Audi, including but not limited to the following:

  • Loose gas cap
  • Faulty fuel injector
  • Blown head gaskets
  • Faulty oxygen sensors
  • Cracked and loose hoses
  • Faulty mass air flow sensor
  • Worn out spark plugs and wiring
  • Emission control system malfunction

Don’t Wait

Although the problem might not require immediate attention, don’t wait too long because you don’t want the problem to persist and result in a costly repair at a later date. The best thing to do is to take it to a qualified Audi specialist for some diagnostic testing.

What Should I Expect When I Visit Peninsula Automotive for Diagnosis?

Our experts will be able to pinpoint the problem for you by connecting your Audi to a diagnostic scan tool. This tool will provide trouble codes stored in your electronic control system and reveal why the check engine light came on. Our Service Advisor will advise you on what to do next for your Audi and recommend a proper course of action.