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On some vehicles it’s called a Check Engine light; others use a Service Engine Soon light. Still others just have a light with a picture of an engine on it. The industry refers to it as a MIL– Malfunction Indicator Lamp. All scary names for the same thing…

Which should not be terrifying whatsoever. Basically the light means that the car’s computer has identified a concern in the system that requires attention.

What sort of attention? Professional attention, from a professional technician. It requires having the computer system scanned and checked to identify any parts that have shifted beyond the standard performing range.

Sounds complicated, but actually that light is just the computer’s method of informing you to have your car checked. It located a problem– usually one that you wouldn’t even notice during normal driving– and it requires to be inspected before it becomes serious.

Why does the system require a Check Engine light? Because the more complicated the system is, the more it has to help you monitor its performance and diagnose problems. And the computer system on today’s cars is highly complex. Therefore the system is developed to monitor operation and set codes when it identifies a problem.

Most of the time a Check Engine light indicates a problem that’ll increase emissions. And those emissions don’t have to increase a lot to turn the light on: Today’s cars are produced to run a lot cleaner than those of just a decade ago.

But even if you don’t really care all that much about your car’s environmental impact, a Check Engine light is still something you’ll need to have inspected. Remember, anything that raises emissions probably also burns more gas. And at the price of gas today, that’s not something you want to ignore.

What’s more, pumping additional fuel through the engine can force the catalytic converter to work overtime to burn off the extra carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons. That can overheat the catalytic converter and burn it out in just a few miles. And changing the catalytic converter could be an expensive repair you’ll need to take care of before you’ll be able to pass your next emissions test or smog test.

Allstate Auto Experts is equipped with the latest test equipment for diagnosing today’s computer systems. We’ll be happy to scan your car’s computer system and check for any codes stored in memory. And their technicians can examine the circuits and systems to locate any problems, and bring those systems back into proper operating condition.

And remember at Allstate Auto Experts we will always scan your light free of charge


Is Your Check Engine Light Flashing?

High-tech computer controlled emissions devices are now a big part of exhaust service. Because it is so sophisticated, your vehicle manufacturer recommends you have your emission system checked out by a qualified exhaust technician regularly to make sure everything is working right - usually every 6 months or 10,000 miles/16,000 kilometers.If your Check Engine light comes on, especially if it's flashing, get your car looked at right away. Technicians at All State Transmissions & Auto Repair handle emission problems everyday. You might have exhaust or emissions trouble if your car is difficult to start, runs rough, is noisy or smoking. Call All State Transmissions & Auto Repair at 972.296.8489 to schedule an appointment if you experience these problems.

Why Choose AllState Auto Experts

Our Dallas auto shop has been in business for 30 years at the same location, owned and operated by the same family, the Cabaj’s. This shows outstanding stability in these times! So many shops have opened up and closed very quickly over short periods of years. Or sometimes they are sold to another owner who refuses to honor your warranty. We have seen this happen time and time again in our market place. We have even seen the same owner change the name of a business at the same location and refuse to honor his customer’s warranties. My name is Bill Cabaj, President of operations. We have always guaranteed our work in writing, and honored our customer’s warranties for over 30 years!
Our technicians are ASE certified and highly trained in both foreign and domestic models. We have different specialists for every type of job and every model of vehicle. So whether you have a German, Asian, or US Built vehicle we have the trained staff to do the job right the first time. Some companies will tout they have the best equipment around to diagnose your vehicle. All this great equipment usually only gives you a starting point to where the problem lies. While we have the equipment, we believe the greatest asset we have is our technicians. A phenomenal technician will take what the diagnostic equipment is giving them and get to the root of the problem. If you do not find what caused the problem on the vehicle, the customer will be back several or many times until that cause is corrected. A misdiagnosed problem can lead to replacing many unnecessary parts and can cause you the customer a lot of money and time. Another great thing about phenomenal technicians is they can properly prioritize your repairs. Many times a vehicle will come in with multiple problems. If you can’t fix everything right away, a good technician will be able to tell you which repairs should be done first from a safety standpoint and also be able to tell you about how much time you have left before the other things become a real problem. Keeping your vehicle safe and reliable is a real passion of our technicians!
ATRA is an association of over 2000 of the best independent transmission shops in the country. We all employ the highest standards in the industry in every rebuilt transmission. And we uphold the highest ethical standards in the industry as well. We also guarantee each other’s work. This gives you the customer great peace of mind, knowing that you have nationwide coverage with our warranty. So if you are traveling through the Dallas area and your car transmission breaks down, we can get you back on the road quickly to wherever you are going. And if a problem arises when you get back home, a local ATRA member will be able to fix it quickly under the ATRA Golden Rule Warranty and get you going again. This not only gives you peace of mind, but us as well. We know we have great, honest ethical shops all over the country to take care of our customers.
We are a BBB Accredited Business since 2004 with an A+ Rating. This is the highest grade a business can get. And being accredited means we agree to abide by the BBB’s highest standards of doing business. Allstate Transmissions & Auto Repair is businesses that you can count on to treat you fairly and honestly.
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