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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.

Top garages for Engine Management Light (11,762 found)
Buntingford Auto Services
27 Jobs Completed
Buntingford
4.9 / 5

"We aim to offer service that franchised garages cant supply, we offer you great value for money, by keeping our overheads low we can off you great value and affordable servicing..To minimize your inconvenience, we can collect your vehicle from your home or work within ten miles of Buntingford returning your vehicle back to you at no further expense, outside this area we can still accommodate you please contact us with your requirements."

Mr Tyre - Cannock
82 Jobs Completed
Cannock
5.0 / 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.

Whites Garage LTD Carbon clean center Leeds
636 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.6 / 5

We understand our customers may not want to make the journey to the garage during this worrying outbreak so we are offering a pick up service which includes a full disinfection of your vehicle after the works have been carried out. This is limited daily availability so please call ahead to book.

Our mechanics have been in the repair and servicing trade since 1969. With three men working for you on your car, all with full qualifications as mechanics, you can rest assured your vehicle will be back on the road in no time.

All our mechanics are experienced in car repair and servicing. We are an MOT testing station, and as such provide MOT testing on site.

At Cardigan Motors & Whites Garage, we often find ourselves with repeat custom due to our warm and friendly atmosphere. Our customers, really appreciate how we explain what needs to be done to their car and why.

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we are a specialist center in DPF and carbon cleaning. Over the years of your vehicles life, carbon will naturally build up within several parts of your engine. This will leave to all sorts of problems which can go unnoticed but can severely effect your engine. our carbon cleaning machine uses the best technology to effectively remove carbon deposits safely.

We have a courtesy car but please note this needs booked in advance to ensure availability.

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A Dixon Autos Ltd
296 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.6 / 5

A Dixon Autos is a mobile vehicle maintenance and enhancement company owned and run by Tony Dixon.

Tony has worked in the motor trade ever since leaving school, and in 26 years he’s amassed a broad range of technical skills, got to know cars inside out, and also learned a thing or two about great customer service.

During his 20 years in recovery services, including the AA, Tony has received literally hundreds of commendations from customers whom he’s helped. His experience means he’s ideally placed to provide swift diagnoses and carry out accurate, reliable work when dealing with vehicles of all kinds.

As we are a mobile service we can come to you! So, whether; your car isn’t running quite right; has failed it’s MOT emissions test; you’ve got a warning light on your dash; you want to improve you car’s performance, MPG or BHP; want to protect your alloys from kerbs and potholes - we’ve got a service for you!

Brooklands Fast Fit
629 Jobs Completed
leeds
4.8 / 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..

Mobile-mechanic
931 Jobs Completed
Alfreton
4.9 / 5

Mobile mechanics and diagnostic mobile service full car service auto electrical

Pete Squires - Mobile Mechanic
269 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
5.0 / 5

Hello Folks!

I offer a mobile repairs and diagnostic service around Midlothian and Fife, being mobile means I can visit your address to carry out the job, be it at your home, workplace or any location within safe reason. I'm quite flexible and travel through to Livingston, Dunfermline and Fife frequently for jobs, and i can be with my customers within 24 hours of booking, even the same day if my diary allows!

I offer a first class and friendly service to all my customers, and more then happy to go out of my way to get you back on the road. I've gained trust and built new friendships through my customer base over the years, and can't wait to get you on board and see what 2019 has to offer!

All the best

Pete Squires - Mobile Mechanic

Bespoke Motor Services Ltd
181 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

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Wigan
612 Jobs Completed
Wigan
4.2 / 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.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

Delilahs Mobile Mechanics
517 Jobs Completed
Wokingham
4.9 / 5

Established in 2016, Delilahs Mobile Mechanics has been the leading and award winning mobile repair service of South East England.
There is no job too big, no job too small. All servicing and repairs are under taken at your workplace or home address to minimise your inconvenience.

We pride ourselves on the work we do and only fit original equipment manufacture parts with a minimum of 12 months warranty.

We now have a number of vans ready for dispatch to aid you with any service or repair.

For the bigger jobs such as clutches and engine work we have a fully equipped and insured workshop located on the edge of Jennets Park, Bracknell.

KJM Motors
110 Jobs Completed
Wigan
4.8 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute. In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind.

Genisis Autos
262 Jobs Completed
liverpool
4.2 / 5

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Niche Autos LTD
779 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
4.9 / 5

OFFICE CONTACT NUMBER IS (WAKEFIELD) 362 072 Established for many years, we are a family run business that believes in great customer service to encourage repeat business with every customer. Our pricing is very competitive and all of our mechanics have the best equipment at their disposal to get the job done correctly and efficiently. We undertake all aspects of vehicle repairs, MOT tests, Clutches, Brakes, Exhausts just to name a few as well as very competitive rates on vehicle detailing using only the very best products

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Northampton - Brackmills
432 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.2 / 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.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

Westbourne Motors - Bristol
75 Jobs Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC.

For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service with over 70 fully trained mechanics ready to fix your car at home or work, saving you the time and fuss of driving to a garage.

For major jobs we also operate repair workshops and offer courtesy cars to use whilst we fix your car.

The Westbourne name is synonymous with convenience, efficiency, courtesy and great value and all of our repairs carry a nationwide guarantee.

We are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call.

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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£54.50
BMW£51.00
Volkswagen£68.70
Ford£57.02
Peugeot£57.64
Audi£46.24
Citroen£49.12
MINI£58.73
Mercedes£62.07
Nissan£42.97
Toyota£51.40
Renault£43.00
Volvo£89.75

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/01/2020 and 31/03/2020.

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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