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.