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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.

Top garages for Engine Management Light (11,847 found)
Mr Tyre Ltd - Bolton
327 Jobs Completed
Bolton
4.8 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres giving an incredible coverage across the central England region.

With many years’ experience in the tyre industry we have a reputation for providing high quality products at competitive prices. Being so well established has allowed us to form close relationships with virtually every major tyre manufacturer.

Alongside tyres, our stores offer most mechanical repairs including brakes, servicing, engine repairs, suspension, MOT testing, stainless steel exhausts, engine remapping and air conditioning repairs and re-gas.

We are happy to serve Bolton and its surrounding areas.

Andrew Hilton - MOT Tester / Mechanic / Brake Specialist
38 Jobs Completed
Chester
5.0 / 5

Qualified Vehicle Technician and MOT Tester with over 20 years experience in main dealer and independent garages. We specialise in brake disc skimming & brake repair.
Servicing & repairs on all makes of vehicles.
We look forward to welcoming you and your vehicle soon.

Sanu motors and Mobile Mechanics
520 Jobs Completed
Bromley
4.9 / 5

Sick of having to drag your car over to the garage to get it checked or repaired?
We at Sanu motors provide you the service of having your car inspected and carrying out repairs at your doorstep saving our customers time and effort with our Qualified Mechanics working 24/7 around the clock to provide you with the best service possible.
What to expect? Our team will appear in our own fully fitted mobile workshop, enabling us to carry out all necessary tasks at your location of choice be it at home or at work.
We are very trustworthy and, as you can see from our feedback, we go that extra mile where possible to ensure customer satisfaction at all times.

So why not give us a go at Sanu mobile mechanic.

Automotiv Ltd
182 Jobs Completed
Long Hyde Rd, South Littleton, nr Evesham
4.9 / 5

PROUD WINNER OF THE 2018
GOLD CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND
WORCESTERSHIRE TOP ACHIEVER AWARDS
NEW FOR 2019.
WINNER OF THE WORCESTERSHIRES CAMBELT AND BRAKE SPECIALISTS AWARDS.

I am an independent semi Mobile Mechanic with over 30 years experience covering the Worcestershire area! Save the hassle of going to a garage and let me come to you for all your repairs and services.

I am here to offer you quality prices at competitive rates! If your car requires additional work I can provide you with a courtesy car giving you the option to still get around. The parts used are at trade prices saving you even more money.

My hours are evening and weekends.

SMS Motors
1227 Jobs Completed
Horton
4.7 / 5

SMS Autocare is dedicated to quality and value for money with the services we provide. We can offer full diagnostic testing, MOT and Service, mechanical repairs and much more.

Our experienced mechanics have various RMI/ATA accreditations and are always on hand to provide the help and advice that you need to get your vehicle back to full health. We have valuable links within the motor trade industry and aim to provide good value for money on all products and services.

SMS Autocare are proud members of the Retail Motor Industry Federation and the Trust My Garage scheme. All work comes with a 12 month / 12,000 mile parts and labour guarantee and we offer our customers a FREE collection and delivery service within 15 miles.

Rivus Fleet Solutions- Northampton
61 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.8 / 5

Rivus, formerly known as BT Fleet, is the UK’s largest fleet management company with a network of fully-accredited and manufacturer-approved garages throughout the UK. Our garages are responsible for working on some of the largest fleets in the country – and they’re open to you too. Our qualified technicians have the skills and equipment to do whatever is needed to keep your vehicle moving, including servicing, maintenance, repairs and MOTs. We have a have a long history of providing award-winning services at the most competitive prices, together with network of trusted suppliers so your vehicle will only be fitted with parts of highest quality. We’re ready to help you.

M.O.Tease 'R' Us
206 Jobs Completed
Tottenham
4.9 / 5

We are a small, family run business based in Tottenham, who have been established since 2013 and specialise in class 4, 5 and 7 MOT's. We also undertake all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work and servicing. Owner Nadim, a fully qualified mechanic and VOSA approved MOT tester, has been working on cars for the last 17 years. He works alongside two other mechanics who also have many years of experience working on all makes and models of vehicles, specialising in German vehicles.

We can offer our customers a free vehicle collection and delivery service within 2 miles of the garage.

All our work comes guaranteed for your peace of mind.

Formula One Autocentres - Newcastle
83 Jobs Completed
Newcastle
4.5 / 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.

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
860 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Our established family run business offers automotive services at great rates. Our roles include MOT's, servicing, electrical work, brakes steering and suspenison, tyres, clutch and gearbox repairs and anything a bit crazy.. Engine forging turbo upgrades boost controllers.. Project rebuilds.... ( all finished upgrading will be set at low boost and standard ignition timing , car will need to be taken to tuner for dyno run and corrective adaptions)

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2032 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
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 15 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 a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

Formula One Autocentres - Pendlebury
108 Jobs Completed
Pendlebury
4.4 / 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.

Fairdeal Autos
26 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Fairdeal Autos, we are the largest independent garage in West Lothian. We can provide you with the most honest and professional car servicing and MOT that the East central belt has to offer. If you need any type of car repair or in fact anything to do with cars/vans, our friendly technicians can help you today.

Formula One Autocentres - Portsmouth
146 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
4.6 / 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.

South Coast Tuning Ltd
2 Job Completed
Gosport
5.0 / 5

South Coast Tuning Ltd is an Automotive Business which is vat registered and owned by a Veteran. We aim to offer a personal service in a comfortable friendly environment. Some of the services offered range from Remapping, Vehicle tuning, performance upgrades, Dyno / Rolling Road services, Vehicle Servicing, Diagnostics, Towbar supply, fitting and coding and more.

All technicians are certified and qualifed, ensuring quality, professional work at highly competitive rates.

We are based in Gosport and offer discounts for all servicemen, veterans and blue card holders.

MAC Motorsport
62 Jobs Completed
Dundee
4.9 / 5

MAC Motorsport is a family run independent garage which has been established since 2015. We are based not too far from Dundee city centre, with many local bus links available. Due to the ongoing business demands we have now moved to a larger premises and so are able to take on more work, helping get our customers back on the road ASAP. We carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing, MOT’s and engine/performance tuning with ease, with no job being too big or too small.

Our team of four technicians are all fully qualified and have many years of experience working on all makes and models. We are well known within our local area as the go to garage for difficult jobs which other garages won’t take on as we like a good challenge! We only use superior quality parts and these come with a manufacturer’s guarantee. We shall also provide you with a labour guarantee to match this for your peace of mind.

We are able to provide our customers with a free vehicle collection and delivery service locally within 4 miles of the garage, the use of a free courtesy car or our comfortable waiting room which has Wi-Fi and refreshments readily available.

Please get in touch and we’ll happily provide you with any advice needed or answer any questions you may have about your vehicle.

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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

4.56

376 reviews

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£47.42
Volkswagen£76.02
BMW£55.90
Ford£55.01
Mercedes£56.77
Audi£72.48
MINI£49.06
Peugeot£65.67
Nissan£44.90
Citroen£52.86
Toyota£48.29
Renault£43.19

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 27/06/2020 and 25/09/2020.

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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