Engine Management Light

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Engine Management Light – Check Engine Light Problems

There are a variety of reasons for an engine management switching on. However, whatever the problem, we can help. Simply enter your reg at the top of the page and we’ll get you help from the best local mechanics, all you must do is tell them that your engine management light has switched on and help will be on the way.

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Ecosse Automotive
29 Jobs Completed
Bo'ness
4.8 / 5

Ok, there's lots and lots of garages out there. How do you choose one?
Well, we believe we stand out above the rest. After experiencing us for yourself, we're sure you'll agree too!
Established for over 20 years, we operate from modern, purpose built premises.
A comfortable customer area, with underfloor heating and free tea and WiFi.

We're equipped with the latest diagnostic tools, we've invested in equipment that other garages just don't see as necessary.
For example, our rolling road. Not many garages have those. Want to know if your VW is producing the horsepower claimed after the 'emissions scandal' dealer recall? We can tell you exactly.
Only have a problem when you tow your caravan up a certain hill? No problem, we can replicate it in our workshop.
We can test your car to 150mph. Without breaking the law :))
We work on a lot of nice stuff. You'll often see Ferrari's and Porsche's here. We run and prepare race cars but we love keeping reliable the school run cars as much :)

Oh BTW, we also are an award winning bodyshop.
Come on, let's have a chat about your wheels.........

Protyre - Exeter
87 Jobs Completed
Exeter
3.9 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Exeter Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers. All our centres have comfortable reception areas, featuring product displays and helpful experienced staff. At Exeter Protyre we have specialist fitters for alloy wheels, motorcycle tyres, exhausts, brakes and shock absorbers, and our rural centres also offer a 24-hour on-site agricultural breakdown service. With our huge buying power Exeter Protyre are able to give impartial advice and the best prices guaranteed on an all leading tyre brands, wheels and allied products.

N & J AUTOCARE
398 Jobs Completed
Whiston
4.9 / 5

Here at N & J Autocare we aspire to deliver a reputable top quality service to all of our customers. Our technicians have many years experience repairing and servicing all makes and models of vehicles. From MOT's to clutch replacements, we use quality parts and approach every job with the same level of professionalism to ensure you are back on the road swiftly.

Local transport links are close by but if you wish to wait around we offer customer wifi and complimentary refreshments.

Keep Driving Auto Ltd
369 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.9 / 5

Here at Keep Driving Auto we provide a first rate, friendly garage service. Serving the Swansea area, located in Llansamlet within easy reach of both the city Centre and Swansea Enterprise Park.

Formula One Autocentres - Grantham
75 Jobs Completed
Grantham
4.7 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

R&B AUTOS REPAIRS AND SALES
95 Jobs Completed
kirkcaldy
4.9 / 5

R&B Autos is an independent garage located in the heart of Kirkcaldy, near the High Street. We are proud to provide the best car services for a wide range of mechanical work, accident damage repairs, high-quality respraying, insurance claims, bodywork, wheel alignment, suspension work and much more. We want our customers to drive away 100% satisfied and that's why we do our utmost to ensure you get fantastic customer service and outstanding repairs.

We also sell second-hand cars which have been hand-picked and are in excellent condition. Our team have many years experience in repairs and services and will always give you honest advice. Our workshop is open 7 days a week and we offer a local collection and delivery service for those within 3 miles. If you wish to wait around while we fix your car, we have a customer waiting room where you can enjoy refreshments and WIFI.

Belts Autos
155 Jobs Completed
Thornton Road, Bradford
4.9 / 5

Joe has many years of experience and has worked on all makes and models. He grew up tinkering with vehicles with his father and began working in the motor industry at the age of 16. Experiencing a range of roles Joe found his strength and interest was in service and repairs, which led him to 11 years working for Land Rover specialists, Simmonites. Joe is a believer of quality replacement parts for your vehicle. Time and time again he welcomes new customers coming in to his workshop who have repeated problems with their vehicles as a result of cheap/imported/sub-standard parts. At Belts Autos customers leave confident with a 12 month warranty on all parts. Since establishing his own workshop at the beginning of the 2016, Joe has been extremely busy. He already has a strong base of repeat customers partly due to his commitment to customer satisfaction.

BRS Automotive
583 Jobs Completed
Banbury
4.8 / 5

We are a newly formed family run independent business based in Banbury who offer customers a wide range of services including mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOTs. We specialise in sports and performance cars (Jeep, Mercedes and Porsche), however, we have experience in working on everything from motorcycles and cars through to small vans. Customer service is of the highest importance to us and we offer our customers nothing other than the best possible service, using only good quality parts to ensure your vehicle remain in top condition.

We can provide you with a FREE vehicle collection and delivery service within 15 miles of the garage,£2.50 a mile over the 15 miles this is only if the vehicle DRIVES as well as the use of our comfortable, large waiting area which has a radio, TV, Wi-Fi and refreshments available.

Ron Young Motors Ltd
51 Jobs Completed
Peacehaven
5.0 / 5

Established in 1981, Ron Young Motors Ltd is a long running independent garage located in Peacehaven.

Comprised of a tight-knit group of 6 passionate mechanics, with 130 years’ worth of experience racked up, we are ready to tackle any issue you bring to us.

We offer a flexible service, with warranties offered on labour and parts. In addition to this we can provide collection and delivery for your vehicle (up to 3 miles), or a courtesy car if that is necessary.

If you have an issue with your vehicle, please don't hesitate to give us a call, we're always happy to help.

PS AUTO SERVICES LTD
7 Jobs Completed
MORECAMBE
5.0 / 5

We are a local independent garage serving Lancaster/Morecambe and the surrounding areas who carry out all aspects of repairs and servicing to all makes and models of cars and light commercial vehicles, from the individual owner to company fleets. Our team of three technicians are fully qualified and have over 40 years of combined motor industry experience, We understand that there is nothing more important when caring for your vehicle than knowing it is in the hands of someone you can completely trust. Here at PS Auto Services Ltd we believe in an open and honest communication policy, backed up by competitive pricing and excellent customer service.

We can provide local customers a FREE vehicle collection and delivery service within 10 miles of the garage, or the use of our comfortable waiting area which has Wi-Fi and refreshments readily available.

All supplied and fitted parts come with a manufacturer's’ warranty, and we shall provide you with a matching labour warranty for your peace of mind. . We are so confident in our work that we will happily offer you a 12-month warranty on both our labour and supplied and fitted parts.

We also have our MOT department for your peace of mind one stop Auto needs.
We are also an approved/accredited RAC Repair Garage

4 Fab Wheels
402 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

4 Fab Wheels is a newly formed company based in the heart of Wembley. We own a very large garage which includes a tyre bay, an in-house car wash and valet bay and a bodyshop/accident section complete with a jig and spray paint booths. We also have on-site storage facilities for up to 80 vehicles. Our team of 10 technicians (6 bodywork, 4 mechanical) are all fully qualified and very experienced in their specific field. We have specialist knowledge of German, English and Japanese vehicles, however we do work on all makes and models on a daily basis.

We guarantee all work, and can offer customer a collection and delivery service at an additional cost within 20 miles, as well as the use of our comfortable waiting room which has Wi-Fi and refreshments available.

Mr Tyre - Northampton
154 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.7 / 5

Whether you’re in need of tyres, MOTs or car servicing, throughout Central England you can rely on Mr Tyre to meet all your needs. Since 1971, we’ve been the premier car garage of choice for drivers across the country, and now you too can benefit from our expertise and friendly services.

Mr Tyre are an independent business, meaning we’re able to find and offer to you the very best deals on vehicle products. We aim to provide the highest quality products and services at the most competitive prices. As such, you can rest assured that our top priority will be your complete satisfaction and peace of mind.

Bespoke Motor Services Ltd
122 Jobs Completed
Wigan
4.8 / 5

Bespoke Motor Services Ltd are the fastest growing vehicle repair and customisation centre located in wigan.
Ideally located to service all of the North West.
We are specialised in vehicle servicing and repairs and customisation, we have the latest in diagnostics and 26 years experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work, clutches, timing chains and belts, all electrical work, difficult jobs undertaken, mot failures, etc.
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 26 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer interest payment plans that allow you to pay in 4 interest free instalments with no credit checks

L. Wright - Mobile Valeting and Servicing
226 Jobs Completed
York
4.9 / 5

I'm Lee - your local mobile mechanic based in York, that covers work within a 30 mile radius. I have been valeting and fixing cars since I was 15 years old as my dad previously owned a car hire. It’s something I am very passionate about and I thoroughly enjoy my job. I have been self-employed for the last 3 years however I started off part time around 7 years ago and I have built up a steady loyal customer base. I can carry out almost all mechanical work and pride myself on offering fantastic customer service and competitive prices.

James Mobile Garage
171 Jobs Completed
Hailsham
4.9 / 5

Hi

My names is James and I have been in the trade for 8 years. I recently decided to take my business mobile! I work on all makes and models and tend carry out more servicing and brake related issues but all work is considered and undertaken.

Being mobile I have low overheads meaning I can pass my savings on to my customers. But low prices doesn't mean low quality!

I aim to the highest standard and always make sure my customers are happy and satisfied with all the work I do.

I look forward to hearing from you.
JMG

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Engine Management Light
Frequently asked questions
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What is an Engine Management Light?

The Engine Management Light (also known as the Check Engine Light or Malfunction Indicator Light) is the amber 'engine' icon on your instrument panel. It indicates a fundamental problem with your car, picked up by electronic sensors. Note that these problems are not always within the engine itself. A garage will plug a 'code reader' into your car, which will indicate the exact issue in no time.
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Why is my Engine Management Light on?

The Engine Management light monitors the health of a number of different components, including: fuel pump, spark plugs, oxygen sensor, catalytic converter or airflow sensor. In other words, the fundamental components controlling air and fuel flow through the engine. It comes on when one or more of these is faulty.
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Does an Engine Management Light affect my MOT?

An Engine Management light isn't an MOT failure in itself, and will likely be marked as an 'advisory note'. However the underlying issue could still cause a fail (for example, faulty airflow meter causing poor running and high emissions.)
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Which components are linked to the Engine Management Light?

The Engine Management light indicates an issue with one or more of the following: fuel pump, spark plugs, oxygen sensor, catalytic converter or airflow sensor. Your car may still be driveable but will be performing below optimum power and efficiency.
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How much does an Engine Management Light fix cost?

The price to correct an engine management fault will depend on the affected component. However, our data suggests that most issues can be resolved between £50 and £100.

Average rating for  Engine Management Light  bookings

4.58

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How much does Engine Management Light cost?

The cost of a Engine Management Light can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Engine Management Light Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£51.58
BMW£57.30
Ford£45.97
Volkswagen£88.83
Mercedes£63.10
Audi£60.78
Toyota£45.62
Peugeot£49.91
Citroen£67.98
Nissan£44.20
MINI£47.34
Renault£43.00
Volvo£84.47

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/10/2019 and 27/01/2020.

What does it mean when the Engine Management Light turns on?

If your Engine Management Light has come on, it means there is a fault with your car and you should get it checked immediately. It could be one of a number of potential problems and can often be hard to diagnose without proper diagnostic equipment. It is advised to have a mechanic take a look to provide a proper diagnosis.

What would cause the engine management light to come on?

With so many potential issues related to the engine management light, it is useful to have an idea of what it could be.

Oxygen sensor needs replacing

Oxygen sensors perform an important role in feeding information back to the computer that is in your car. The oxygen sensor helps to monitor how much fuel is being burned by measuring the oxygen levels in the exhaust system.

There are generally two to four sensors in each car so any one of them could cause the engine light to switch on if it is compromised.

The sensors will eventually get covered in oil and ash due to their location and as a result, their ability to communicate accurate readings will degrade.

If this is the issue that has caused your engine light to come on, you have got away lightly as this is an easily resolved problem, however, if ignored, you will end up with a serious repair job on your hands.

You could end up having to repair your catalytic converter which could cost well over £1,500 in parts costs alone, never mind the labour cost.

Fortunately, replacing the sensor is easy and can be done by looking in your car owners manual.

The sensors simply clip on and off from their location so make sure to do this at the earliest opportunity if the engine light comes on to rule this potential problem out.

Loose or faulty fuel cap

This may seem like an unlikely reason for the engine light to come on but surprisingly enough, a loose or damaged fuel cap will cause the signal to alert a driver.

Fuel vapor is extremely flammable and any leakage from the fuel tank will also effect the mileage of your car.

That is why it’s essential that you screw the cap on securely every time you finish re-fuelling.

If the cap is secure but the light is still on, check closely for cracks and if you can see anything, have it replaced as soon as possible.

If there is no sign of damage, the issue will likely be one of the others on this list.

The Catalytic converter is damaged

This part makes up a section of the exhaust system and is vital for converting carbon monoxide and other dangerous compounds.

If there is an issue with your catalytic converter then you’ll notice an increase in the fuel consumption of your car and you will not be able to accelerate properly.

This part is mostly susceptible to damage if other parts fail, such as the oxygen sensors and spark plugs.

If the part stops working, deadly carbon monoxide will be emitted from your car and you’ll be putting the lives of others at risk.

If the part fails then it will need to be replaced. Your fuel consumption will drop dramatically and is one of the most obvious signs that it needs replacing.

The Mass Airflow Sensor

The light in your car will switch on if the mass airflow sensor becomes faulty or breaks, however, it is possible to drive despite the part failing.

The engine light will come on if the air filter on the airflow sensor isn’t properly installed or needs replacing. You should be replacing the filter at least once a year to ensure the sensors work properly all the time.

The MAS (Mass Airflow Sensor) is an important part of the car engine. But it can be faulty and not have a hugely detrimental effect on the car.

However, that doesn’t mean that you should ignore the issue as this could lead to a bigger problem.

Replacing the air flow filter is a relatively simple job so it should not be an expensive or time-consuming job for a mechanic.

Failing Spark Plugs

If the engine light comes on and you have checked all the above, the final thing you should check is your spark plugs.

Spark plugs are in place to initiate the combustion in the car when it starts.

If they are failing, then you should notice some jolting when you accelerate.

Fortunately, spark plugs are relatively simple to replace and are cheap to buy brand new.

A mechanic will take no time at all when replacing the failed parts and this is a job that you may be able to do yourself, though we wouldn’t recommend it unless you have a good understanding of a car’s engine.

Other Engine Warning Light Causes

The engine light in your car will come on for a huge variety of reasons and the ones we have listed above are simply some of the most common.

Even if you know what the problem is, it’s vital that you take your car to a garage as soon as the engine light comes on as ignoring it will inevitably result in you suffering from a more serious issue and spending more money on repair.

Can you drive with the Check Engine Light on?

Yes, however it is not recommended to ignore the engine management light. The light has come on as there is a problem so you need to take your car to a mechanic as soon as possible.

If any of the issues listed above are causing your car problems, more damage will be caused if you fail to act upon realising the engine management light has switched on.

How much does it cost to fix the engine management light?

Because there are many issues that could cause the light to come on, the cost to fix the issue varies greatly. Some faults will be cheap to fix whereas others will be expensive. It is advised to get a mechanic to diagnose the problem.

What do car warning lights mean?

To help you understand what all the other engine warning lights mean, we have created a useful guide which will help you understand more about what lights will pop up for specific car engine problems, including the check engine light.

For more info, we have created a dedicated article on why has my engine management light come on which you can read by clicking the text above.

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