Don't Ignore This Light | Wichita Auto Repair

Don't Ignore This Light | Wichita Auto Repair

Don’t ignore your check engine light. Have one of the trusted Wichita auto repair pros at Tracy’s Automotive take a look and find out what’s wrong.

You were headed back from a bike ride along the Arkansas River path when you noticed the check engine light had come on.  Like most drivers, your first reaction was a sinking, sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. Your next thought was “maybe I can just ignore it.”

You could but that would be a very bad idea.

The most likely problem is a loose gas cap that you can tighten. At the other end of the scale are potentially serious issues that could cost you your engine. 

“What do you risk in ignoring the light? As there are literally dozens of reasons the light can come on in the first place, the risks are hard to determine simply by looking at the dash.,” according to “Leave a coolant temp sensor problem unfixed, for example, and your engine can over-fuel. If too much unburned fuel gets into the exhaust system, it can ruin a catalytic converter. Leave an engine misfire unresolved and you can also ruin a converter, but if the misfire is caused by a lean-running condition you can damage cylinder head valves and more.”

And, if the check engine light is flashing, it’s an indication you have a problem with your catalytic converter that could severely damage your engine just by driving it a few more miles.

Your best bet is to find a trusted mechanic to run tests to see what’s wrong and get the problem fixed. If you don’t have a regular mechanic you can trust, see the certified Wichita auto repair specialists at Tracy’s Automotive. 

racy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.

Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

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