Check Engine Light

Check Engine Light in Virginia Beach, VA

Your Diagnostics and Repair Experts — DIA Automotive

Many symbols populate your car’s dashboard, but few are as important as the check engine light. This warning system activates when your vehicle’s onboard diagnostics system detects a problem with the vehicle. Your first instinct may be to panic, but you don’t necessarily need to pull your car over. The signal can be triggered by a variety of conditions, including minor things like having a loose or missing gas cap. Regardless, you’ll want to have it checked out by our trained team as soon as possible. If it’s left unchecked, you may experience performance issues, need expensive repairs, or fail the annual state inspection. When you bring your vehicle to DIA Automotive in Virginia Beach, VA, our experienced staff will run a complete diagnostics test to determine what triggered the alert and how we can fix it.


Exhaust System Triggers

Check engine lights can be activated by more serious exhaust system-related issues, such as problems with the oxygen system, spark plugs, or the mass airflow sensor. In more extreme cases, you may have trouble with your engine or catalytic converter, the latter of which can be very expensive to replace. These issues are related your car's exhaust and ability to meet emissions standards. You will need to resolve the issue if you want to pass your next state inspection!

Other Causes

Generally, you can determine how urgent the issue is by the light status. If the light is steady, it’s not necessarily urgent, but you should still visit our shop at your earliest convenience because the condition can deteriorate over time. If the light is blinking, you should immediately pull over and have a tow truck take you to our shop at 525 Viking Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. A blinking light typically means your engine’s misfiring, which can damage your catalytic converter. Once your vehicle is at our facility, we’ll perform tests and make the necessary repairs so you can get back on the road.


We Take Care of Your Check Engine Light

DIA Automotive has helped countless Virginia Beach drivers reset their check engine lights. Our ASE-certified technicians use the latest tools and technology to check for error codes and repair the underlying issues. We’re also authorized to perform the Virginia state inspection, so if the light is preventing you from passing, we’ll make sure your vehicle is in great, passable condition. Most importantly, all of our parts and repairs are backed by our 2-year/24,000-mile warranty, so you can rest assured we’ll take care of everything right the first time. Our shop is conveniently located near Lynnhaven Mall, so if your check engine light is on, make an appointment with our online scheduling tool or by calling our office today — 757-938-9995!