Mechanic Mondays! - Check Engine Light (CEL)
Call it the most misunderstood indicator on your dashboard: The check engine light can mean many different things, from a loose gas cap to a seriously misfiring engine. It doesn’t mean you have to pull the car over to the side of the road and call a tow truck. Ignore that warning and you could end up damaging expensive components. A SOLID check engine light means there is an issue with the emissions that the engine is producing. This is not detrimental to the operation of your vehicle but should be addressed as soon as possible. A FLASHING check engine light means that your engine is misfiring and your vehicle requires IMMEDIATE attention.