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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 (12,501 found)
Whitepost Garage
523 Jobs Completed
Gloucester
4.8 / 5

Independent garage trading over 25 years, up to 60% lower than main dealer. Free collection and delivery. We specialise in clutches, gearbox and engine repairs and can often offer a loan car. We also do mot, servicing, and general garage repairs also free advice any time.

Express Tyre & Auto Centre
1289 Jobs Completed
Ossett
4.8 / 5

"We are based in Ossett, just outside Wakefield and only 2 minutes from Junction 40 of the M1. From our purpose built garage we offer a full and comprehensive range of motoring services from MOT testing, tyres, exhausts, brakes and batteries to servicing. We will beat any genuine quote."

DS & SON LIMITED
453 Jobs Completed
Stretford
4.4 / 5

...DS & Son Ltd, is a family run business, based in Stretford and we cover all Manchester and the surrounding areas for Recovery, Breakdown and Garage service.

We work alongside most of the insurance companies and will bet any quote, best price guaranteed.

You can rest assure your vehicle is in safe hands.

So give us a call

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
776 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)

Best Motors Coachworks LTD
17 Jobs Completed
london
4.8 / 5

We at Best Motors service centre have been providing our customers and the general public our superb service each and every time for 25+ years. We are a officially VAT registered Mercedes Benz garage.
We are open from 8.30 to 6 on weekdays and on Saturday from 8.30 to 2.
We undertake all jobs for all cars at all ages, our elite team will attend to all your cars needs from mechanical to electrical to MOTS.

Hoole Mot and Service Centre
57 Jobs Completed
preston
3.9 / 5

Here at Hoole MOT and service centre we about sorting all your cars needs out under one roof, from a light bulb to a full engine or gearbox rebuild. We have 4 ramps in our well equipped workshop, one of the ramps being a 4 meter 4 post ramp so we can carry out class 7 mots as well as class 4 ,we also have the latest snap on diagnostic equipment for fault finding and resetting ECUs etc, our latest tyre fitting machine can also fit run flat tyre's as well as very low profile tyre's.

Our professional, value for money service is enjoyed by an increasing number of loyal customers, who recommend us to family and friends. give us a ring, you won’t be disappointed.

We deal with all makes and model's of car and light commercials and have a friendly, helpful attitude

Luton Automotive 1
1347 Jobs Completed
Luton
4.7 / 5

Hi

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO MINIMISING RISK DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING OUR CUSTOMERS A FREE COLLECTION AND DELIVERY SERVICE. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH TO BOOK IN!

We operate from 3 locations : LUTON; MILTON KEYNES and OXFORD SO WE COVER BEDS. HERTS.BUCKS&OXFORDSHIRE. WITH TEAM MEMBERS AVAILABLE MOST TIMES IN DIFFERNT COUNTIES WE ARE ALWAYS ABLE TO HELP
We offer a pick up and drop off service for a small fee where we leave our vehicle outside your address and pick up your car and repair it then return it back to you.

We also provide you with mobile service where we can repair minor and quick repairs outside your address. subject to availability
We have a recovery truck with a small charge pick up cars that require a ramp and heavy work such as gearbox or clutches.
We are approved & experienced with:-

WINDSCREEN & BODY GLASS
WINDSCREEN CHIP REPAIRS
BODYSHOP REPAIRS
MECHANICAL & DIAGNOSTICS
ROADSIDE RECOVERY
AIR CONDITIONING
MOT's
Please call us as all work carried out is warranted.
17 years business portfolio
"Service without compromise"

http://www.lutonautomotive.com/

GP Autocare Ltd
260 Jobs Completed
Langley PaRk
4.9 / 5

Based in Langley Park, GP Autocare Ltd is home to a fantastic team of mechanics who have a vast amount of experience gained over many years. Our experience allows us to carry out repairs and services on all makes and models. From servicing to clutch replacements, no job is too big or too small.

We are dedicated to providing customers with fair and honest prices whilst maintaining an exceptional level of work. This is strongly reflected in our reviews and feedback. Our aim is to ensure that you receive affordable repairs and vehicle maintenance so you can rest assured knowing that our quotes and estimates are genuine.

All our parts are sourced from reputable suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty, for extra peace of mind we guarantee our labour to match the parts. A collection and delivery service is available for those within a 5 mile radius, however, we are situated near transport links and local shops.

If you are looking for a reliable and honest garage for all your vehicle maintenance, you don't need to look any further.

Mr Tyre Ltd - Mansfield
182 Jobs Completed
Mansfield
4.9 / 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 Mansfield and its surrounding areas.

Galaxy Auto Centre Garage
618 Jobs Completed
Welham Green
4.8 / 5

Galaxy Auto Centre Garage is based in Welham Green, Hertfordshire, AL9 7DY. We started trading in 2013, and now we have two ramps and two mechanics. We carry out servicing, brake work, exhausts, clutches, manual gearbox re-conditions, welding, timing belt/chain, engine rebuild/replacement.

J&J Vehicle Engineering
383 Jobs Completed
Cricklade
5.0 / 5

We are an established independent garage based on the outskirts of Cricklade which offers an honest and reliable service. No job is too big or small, our team will always keep you informed of any updates throughout the time your vehicle is with us and we will always discuss your options with you.

Our well-equipped workshop allows us to carry out and specialise in a wide range of services including clutch jobs, timing belts, and timing chains. We source all our parts from a reputable supplier and they come with a standard manufacturer warranty. Our workshop is home to 2 ramps and a high-skilled team of mechanics who will always deliver you with honest advice and fantastic repairs.

A.R. Autos
73 Jobs Completed
Bishops Waltham
5.0 / 5

A. R. Autos is a local independent vehicle workshop based in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire that specialises in Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Fiat vehicles. However we are able to cater for all makes and models.

With a combined 30 years experience in franchised dealerships and reaching various professional level’s ranging from dealer expert technician to workshop controller we witnessed first hand the advantages and the pitfalls of a main dealership. Using that experience we decided to open a vehicle workshop specialising in Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Fiat vehicles that exceeds dealer standards. Our target is to provide the customer with a top level dealership service using the same equipment and procedures but with sensible and affordable prices.

Hares Servicing And Repairs
199 Jobs Completed
East Preston
4.8 / 5

Only Hares offers a free check for everybody, this is because we are responsible and caring. The roads are the worst they can be, please make sure the transport for your family stay reliable. Book in your free check asap. Hares of Sussex have fully qualified and experienced staff that can supply and fit brakes for all makes and models. It is vital to ensure your car is reliable and safe for your family. Please call in a for a free tyre assessment, the roads are at their worst at this time of year, we can check your tyres for free and advise any repairs or replacement.

Prime vehicle recovery and repairs
145 Jobs Completed
Newport
4.6 / 5

Based in Newport but have two mobile vans covering South Wales and the south west been working on vehicles for over 15 years carry a lot of specialist kit

kevs auto services
103 Jobs Completed
raynes park
4.9 / 5

repairs to most make and models inc cam belts, clutches servicing diagnostics brakes mot,
we take all major debit cards

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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

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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£52.87
Volkswagen£47.32
BMW£50.28
Mercedes£67.37
Ford£47.39
Peugeot£54.88
Audi£49.77
Nissan£55.02
MINI£48.45
Toyota£57.39
Citroen£72.43
Renault£53.82

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/04/2020 and 03/07/2020.

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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