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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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Auto Solutions East LTD
1651 Jobs Completed
East Kilbride
4.8 / 5

AUTO SOLUTIONS EK Ltd is a family run garage which has been trading for over 25 years Based in East Kilbride, we are a well established and reputable company in the local area. All 3 of our time served technicians are IMI registered. We have the latest snap-on 3D wheel alignmetnt system and snap-on diagnostic equipment We cover East Kilbride and surrounding areas for car servicing and repairs, MOT testing and vehicle breakdown recovery. check our 100% feedback .

Certificates

Our certificate of registration for the Motor Industry Code of Practice means we comply with guidelines set out by the registered body. We are also a Servicesure certified garage which means we offer a national warranty.We offer low cost servicing that won't affect your warranty, meaning you won't have to pay dealership prices. This work is carried out according to the Block Exemption guidelines, which state that if car parts of a similar or better quality are used, then your warranty is unaffected. This allows us to offer you a fantastic service at a fantastic price!

MOT Testing in East Kilbride

As a VOSA registered testing station, we offer MOT testing in East Kilbride at a competitive price. Our VOSA test station registration number is VApprenticeships

We pride ourselves in offering mechanic apprenticeships on an ongoing basis. We feel it is important to bring young talent into the industry and help develop apprentices into fully qualified and professional mechanics that will provide an excellent service for you. To find out how to get involved with an apprenticeship, just send us a message!

B and G Autotechs Ltd
586 Jobs Completed
oldham
4.8 / 5

We offer servicing and repairs for all makes and model and specialize in BMW,MINI, VW and Audi Group. We wont be beaten on any price!
We offer a FREE collect and deliver service.
We give your car a FREE wash and vac.
We are part of the Approved Garages so please see our reviews at....
www.approvedgarges.co.uk.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Basildon
1524 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.5 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

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Halfords Autocentre Borehamwood
17 Jobs Completed
Borehamwood
4.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

Brooklands Fast Fit
1109 Jobs Completed
leeds
4.7 / 5

Brooklands have been here for 25 years. We are proud in everything we do and carry everything out to a high spec.
Brooklands technicians carry over 15 years of experience an have delt with many aspects of different makes and models over the year, they all carry the correct qualifications from MOT licence’s to NVQ 2&3. We ain’t afraid to to take on any job an work constantly around the clock the get vehicles back on the road the same day.
We carry out a wide range of diagnostic test's and checks, to service and repairs we also do mot's. As on the otherhand we also carry out a wide range of body work and reapirs too..

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Spalding
371 Jobs Completed
Spalding
4.3 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing. Our Spalding autocentre can also MOT testing for class 4, 5 & 7 vehicles.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

Vicarage Motor Company Ltd.
59 Jobs Completed
Barnoldswick
4.4 / 5

We are small local independent who have two garages locally with one an MOT Testing station the other a bodyshop, we also have our own in house AutoElectrician so we can diagnose & service all needs
We are both AA & RAC approved dealership for car sales & approved repairer to both the RAC & AA.
We have 4 courtesy vehicles available, Recovery & Delivery with our own vehicles, in house air Conditioning service. In house AutoElectrical
We are Bosch approved and are a local Terraclean carbonising center for both DPF /EGR/injector & pump valve issues, coupled with a network of service & repair centres for Turbo's, ECU's, DPF,s, Refurbish injectors & pumps.

Triple M Mechanic
943 Jobs Completed
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4.5 / 5

We are mobile Mechanics based in and around North and west London

Delivering quality repairs and customer service is always the top of our list so you can rest assured that you are left with a reliable and safe vehicle to drive. From clutch replacements to unusual knocking noises, we can diagnose your vehicle issues using the latest equipment and a vast amount of knowledge.

We offer excellent workmanship at affordable prices at the location of your choice.

Whether you are at work or home, we can carry out many repairs and services from gaskets to timing belts wherever you are. Having undergone thorough training in addition to many years of experience in the trade, we deliver the same level of excellence to every customer whether they are new or existing.

All our parts are sourced from a well known, reputable supplier.

See our 5* reviews!

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
2561 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

R&B AUTOS REPAIRS AND SALES
157 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.

Brook Street Motors Bury
520 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide experience of all other vehicle makes in the motor industry, so we are able to carry out repairs on most makes and models.

We have been on this site for over 2 years now and have excellent feedback ,both here and on other platforms. We also have good reviews on our own website, please feel free to check. We take customer service and satisfaction seriously, and pride ourselves on word of mouth for a lot of our work.
Every car leaving our premises is checked over for safety and peace of mind.

We offer a free collection and delivery service or the use of one of our courtesy cars, subject to availability.

TVMPL
264 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.7 / 5

15 years of mechanical experience. C&G certified. We take on all types of mechanical repair & warranty work, incl: General maintenance & repair. Servicing. Brakes. Clutch. Cambelts. MOT failures. Head gasket replacements etc. No job too big or small.
All our staff are friendly, patient & polite. And you're vehicle and time are probably even more important to us than they are to you..

We specialize in a prompt & efficient fast fit service.

P.S.
In the event of any issues arising, be assured that The Vehicular Maintenance Program will do all within its utmost to rectify any issues potentially caused by ourselves.
We encourage all customers and users of our services to immediately get in contact with us regarding any matters they aren't pleased with, before leaving negative feed back.

Thank you so much.

We look forward to working with you.

TD AUTOS
265 Jobs Completed
Tunbridge wells
4.8 / 5

Hi my name is Tony I’ve been in the motor trade for a number years plus I owned my own garage for around 10 years but decided to go mobile as I wanted to cut overheads and I actually prefer doing mobile work. I’m fully skilled and very good with electrics and fault finding.

Halfords Autocentre Crawley
18 Job Completed
Crawley
4.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

AP/DC
46 Jobs Completed
Kings Lynn
4.9 / 5

ECU fault finding and all mechanical repairs and servicing.

I charge labour by the hour, plus parts.

If you want it fixed first time every time, book me.

You can even sit and watch me, I have nothing to hide

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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

4.54

391 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£50.26
Volkswagen£65.01
Ford£55.20
Mercedes£71.00
Audi£77.57
BMW£71.87
Peugeot£57.71
MINI£85.27
Nissan£48.21
Citroen£50.38
Toyota£50.28
Renault£87.28

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 18/10/2020 and 16/01/2021.

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.

Mechanics Near You

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