Your Check Engine Light (CEL) warns you that your vehicle’s computer found a malfunctioning component in your emission control system. You may see “check engine,” “service engine soon,” or “check powertrain.” Or, the light may show an engine picture, perhaps with the word “Check.”
To determine the actual problem, we use an electronic scan tool or a diagnostic computer to retrieve Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). Some common issues that turn on the check engine light include:
In any case, you should bring your vehicle to Forest Hill Garage, and we can inspect your vehicle, diagnose the problem, and take care of it. Leaving your engine light on can cause serious problems with your car in the long run.
A check engine light appointment goes pretty fast, so stop by.
Maximize gas mileage and power, and increase the overall life of your vehicle, with regular tune ups. Tune ups should happen at LEAST every 30,000 miles (or every two years), depending on the age and mileage of the car. A tune up makes sure that often overlooked “little things” work correctly and get replaced if needed.
At Forest Hill Garage, we aren't typical. We look at each car, individually, but here are some things that we look at and check, for most cars:
The professional staff, at Forest Hill Garage in Richmond, carefully follows Virginia state regulations for vehicle inspections. We diligently check that your vehicle adheres to state safety mandates. If for some reason your vehicle does not meet regulation standards, our qualified staff can repair your vehicle and get you back on the road.
We perform state safety inspections Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Find Forest Hill Garage at 6912 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond, Virginia, VA 23225