OBD II Code Reading
If your engine light is on, that is your car telling you that it has a problem. Mobile Mechanic Genius can come to your home and read your cars computer to find out what the problem is, and give you a quote to have it fixed.
Your Engine light is designed to help you keep your car in good repair and to help Technicians diagnose the problem for a quick and easy repair. Mobile Mechanic are well train and experienced with the modern OBD II systems and can get you back on the road quick and cheap.
Engine Light Codes
When your engine light comes on don't panic, if it is not flashing you will be fine driving to where you are going and returning home. It is best to find out what it is before you drive too much more, so it is best to have your codes read by a mechanic as soon as possible. If you drive with your light on you risk further damage and possible braking down on the side of the road. The Engine light is meant to prevent you from ruining your car. there are 2 ways the light comes on. First the engine light will just stay on, this one is warning of a problem that needs to be addressed soon but it is generally ok to drive. Second the Engine light will flash, this indicated that motor damage is going to occur if you continue to drive. Her is an example of the 2 light indications and the potential problem.
~ First. Oxygen sensors failing and needs to be replaced. when ignored it causes the computer to guess how much gas the car needs, it can cause the motor to run rough and potential cause permanent damage to the motor
~ Second. Misfire A cylinder is not firing properly due to lack of one of the three, spark, fuel or completion. Misfire is a very serious problem and many time will cause the engine light to flash. If this happens stop as soon as it is safe and call a mobile mechanic to get it fixed as soon as possible.
List of common Engine light codes
P0171 System Too Lean (Bank 1)
P0174 System Too Lean (Bank 2)
P0300 Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
P0301 Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected
P0340 Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction
P0401 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient Detected
P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
P0440 Evaporative Emission Control System Malfunction
P0441 Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge Flow
P0442 Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected
P0455 Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected
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