Solway Location

(865) 927-1505
9009 Oak Ridge Highway,  Knoxville, TN 37931
Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Northshore Location

(865) 392-1700
10117 S. Northshore Drive,  Knoxville, TN, 37922
Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Farragut Location

(865) 312-8366
11926 Kingston Pike,  Farragut, TN 37934
Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Check Engine Light

There are two lights on your dash that are there to alert you to the hidden needs of your car. The first is the engine service light. This light comes on when you pass the mileage that indicates a service is needed, like the 30, 60 or 90k service milestone. The second dash light is the check engine light. This comes on when there is a problem detected with your car’s emission system. If your check engine light comes on you should have your vehicle seen as soon as possible by a First Choice Automotive service technician.

There are many code readers advertised for car owner’s to read the OBD error code that the check engine light signals are stored in the computer control module of your car. While these portable units can provide you with an accurate definition of the error code, the error code doesn’t define the problem. A First Choice Automotive technician uses a similar code reader to define the error, but then uses their knowledge and experience to trace the possible causes of the code. In order to turn off your check engine light, the problem causing the malfunction must be repaired and that is rarely as easy as just replacing the sensor that is not working.

Call and make an appointment at First Choice Automotive as soon as your check engine light turns on. We are conveniently located in Knoxville and have extended service hours for your convenience.