Check engine lights are designed to inform the driver of a problem the vehicle's computer has detected. Vehicles made 1996 or newer have a OBD-II system. OBD stands for on-board diagnostics. The vehicle's computer is constantly checking a series of sensors which relay information back to the computer. When a sensor provides readings which do not fit in the computer's programming, it turns on the check engine light, or service engine soon light, or MIL (malfunction indicator lamp) light.
When someone pulls the codes stored from the vehicle's computer it helps narrow the search of the literally thousands of items which could trigger a check engine light into a particular area.
Professional Auto Care
Professional Auto Care is an award-winning family owned and operated auto repair shop located in southwest Houston. It has been run by the same family, the Serratos Family, for nearly 35 years. Professional Auto Care services Domestic, Asian as well as select European vehicles. We are known for our professionalism, transparency and quality of work. Since our humble beginning in 1983, we always strove to provide the best, most reliable service in Houston with a hint of the personal touch. The founders, Everardo and Claudia Serratos, are still involved with the daily operations of the car maintenance and auto repair shop.