It seems as if everything is reduced to an acronym these days. In your vehicle CEL stands for Check Engine Light. When it illuminates you can’t escape seeing it on your dashboard. It is a necessary evil in today’s vehicles. This light is a mystery and hints at some unseen danger in the guts of your car. Some ignore it hoping it goes away, or just let it stay on.
The check engine light is a riddle for most of us in that we have no clue as to what it means until it is properly diagnosed by a certified auto mechanic. A popular misconception is that a code reader will reveal the exact problem. It is only a single piece of information, a mere symptom of a possibly larger problem.
Unless you have the equipment and expertise to troubleshoot a check engine light then you need a trained mechanic to do so. The A-Team at Able Auto Service has seen thousands of them and may be able to help you stay on the road safely when your CEL shines bright. Come into our shop at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City KS or call us at (913) 321-1030.