Check Engine Light
in Altoona, PA

Come to Bender’s to Get Your Engine Light Checked Out & Reliable Auto Repair

When your check engine light illuminates on the gauge cluster, it can be confusing as to what the problem is. You can go searching through your vehicle’s instruction booklet, but that might not answer your questions. Even if it does tell what the symbol is, your vehicle might need to be checked out. Your best move would be to make an appointment at Bender’s Auto Service & Repair Inc. in Altoona, PA for our reliable auto repair.

We will determine what the check engine light is showing and then check the engine for problems. Give Bender’s a call at (814) 944-4619 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or stop by the shop at 1711 4th Street in Altoona, PA.

Five Problems That Could Cause Your Check Engine Light to Illuminate

  • Oxygen Sensor Needs to Be Replaced
  • Gas Cap is Loose or Damaged
  • Bad Catalytic Converter
  • New Spark Plugs or Plug Wires Needed
  • Mass Airflow Sensor Needs Replaced

The Difference Between Check Engine and Service Required Light

Your newer vehicle is equipped with a computer that is connected to the engine, and it will tell you if there is something wrong. Some drivers confuse the “service required” light on the gauge cluster with the check engine light. If the check engine light begins flashing, it indicates a more serious problem, like a bad catalytic converter. It also, however, could be something minor, including a loose gas cap. That check engine light would not be flashing. The service required light means the vehicle is due for an oil change or other routine maintenance. With either light, you should visit Bender’s Auto Service & Repair Inc. to get the problem checked out.

Do Not Ignore the Check Engine Light

Do not ignore the check engine light when it comes on, especially if it begins flashing, because it could lead to a more costly repair. Make an appointment at Bender’s Auto Service & Repair Inc., and our technician can run a scan to pinpoint the exact the problem with your engine. We will identify the issue, repair it and get you back on the road as soon as possible.