Turnpike Tire and Auto Service

(203) 265-2114


In 1996, an orange light on your car’s dashboard labeled “Check Engine” or “Service Engine” soon became standard on all car makes and models. The light tells you there’s a problem with your car’s engine and power train control system.

Why Do I Need This Service?

An illuminated “Check Engine” or “Service Engine Soon” light indicates a problem detected by our car’s onboard diagnostic system(OBD). The light cannot indicate the exact nature of the problem-only the right training and diagnostic can do that.

What is a Typical Service?

  • A flashing light indicates a problem that is currently happening and may require immediate attention, whereas a steady light can be diagnosed at the first convenient opportunity.
  • A technician connects a “scan tool” to your car’s onboard diagnostic system to determine the problem.
  • Further testing and diagnostics may be required to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem.
  • Once the problem is pinpointed, repairs are made and the light is reset.

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