Do You Understand Your Car's Computer Codes?

Let your local auto shop makes sense of your new car

The OBD, or On-Board Diagnostics, runs constantly in the background of newer cars. This powerful system of sensors is linked to the onboard computer. The team at Resurrection Auto Repair LLC is trained to know what the codes mean. Many of the minor codes have their own lights that appear on your dashboard when an issue needs attention. The smaller issues include things like electrical problems, broken regulators and bad fuses.

However, the more serious engine issues will simply trigger the check engine light This indicator may be shaped like a tiny engine, a wrench, or simply say, "check engine."

For more assistance understanding your engine codes, ask to speak to a technician when you visit our auto shop in Cheyenne, WY.

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Decoding all those dashboard codes

The check engine light can mean many different things when it lights up. There's no reason to be immediately alarmed, but you'll want to have a technician find out why it's been triggered. These are the most common diagnostic engine codes and what they mean:

  • Oxygen sensor: This measures the amount of oxygen in your exhaust. A faulty sensor can cause stalling or high gas mileage.
  • Engine misfire: This occurs when one of the cylinders isn't working properly. It can result in vibration and decreased fuel efficiency.
  • Evaporation system: This system removes vapors from fuel as it's burned. A loose gas cap may cause this code to come up.
  • Exhaust gas recirculation: This system removes pollutants from your car's exhaust. Taking short trips and not changing your oil can trigger this warning.
  • Catalytic converter: This important part converts toxic gases into less toxic pollutants. An issue with this system will need to be addressed by a professional.
If you notice your check engine light has turned on and stayed on, it's time to see an auto repair technician. Our team can let you know what the issue is and how to best resolve it.

Make an appointment now to see a technician so we can get your vehicle running without errors again.