Warning Lights

The average family car now has greater computing power than the original Apollo spacecraft on the moon landing in 1969! This is of course great until you are driving along and the engine management warning light suddenly illuminates. “Computer says….!”

An illuminated engine warning light means your vehicle has detected a potential fault. The engine computer has logged one or more codes that correspond to the issue and turned on the warning lamp to alert you to the problem.

Unfortunately, there is no way to determine the nature of the problem without connecting a diagnostics computer to the vehicle to read the fault codes. Once this has been done, further testing may be required to isolate the fault so the correct parts can be replaced.

Depending on the nature of the fault, your engine may not run as well as it normally does, or it may use more fuel than usual. Either way, there is no alternative but to get this checked out with the correct equipment.

At Tower Garage we are able to connect your car to our specialist diagnostic equiment and ascertain the extent of the problem. Once the cause is detected we will be in a position to make recommendations and carry out any repairs that may be required.

Don’t ignore these warning lights! A problem spotted early may save you a lot of expense down the line.

Here are the most common warning lights and their description:

 

Servicing

Neglecting your car servicing schedule is definitely a false economy. The current economic climate has meant many people have had to tighten their belts, but if we skimp on car servicing we could end up paying a lot more for expensive repair work in the future.

Car servicing should be placed as a necessary expense in our household budgets and, as far as is possible, the vehicle’s service schedule should be followed on time.

When you bring your car to Tower Garage for servicing you can be sure it will be well looked after:

  • The engine oil will be changed and the air filter is either cleaned or replaced depending on the car and its requirement.
  • The headlamps, indicator lights, taillights are checked.
  • The brake fluid levels are checked, and in case of power steering the power steering fluid is checked.
  • The emissions are checked and the car,will be tuned to minimise emissions.
  • We also look at the car’s service history and may change parts that are required to be changed after a certain mileage.
  • We will check the suspension and shock absorbers and the brake system.
  • The windshield wipers and fluid in the windshield wiper bottle is topped up.

Our service will not break the bank either, and we will always discuss any big expenses with you before carrying any remedial work out. To enquire about our standard cost for your car please complete the form on the right and we will contact you with our price.