Your vehicle's engine is one of its most important components. Think of it as the heart of your entire vehicle, making sure that all systems work as they should while providing the energy needed to get your car moving. It is the largest system of your vehicle as well - just take a look under the hood! With so many working parts, it's important to recognize when there might be an issue within the engine.  Engine trouble can be worrisome, especially due to the fact that finding the broken part can be a tricky job. One of the more obvious signs of an engine issue is the check engine warning light. This light illuminates on your vehicle's dashboard when it detects that there is a problem with a component either within the engine or that the engine needs to operate correctly. See, your vehicle actually has a computer system that is connected to many different sensors throughout your car. When the computer detects an issue, it stores an error code and turns your check engine light on. In order to figure out why the light illuminates, our mechanics use diagnostic scan tools. This tool plugs into your vehicle's computer system and pulls the error code, which points us in the direction of the problem. Sounds complicated, right? It is! So, aside from the check engine light, what are some of the other symptoms that can indicate a problem with your vehicle's engine? Here are some to mention: Decrease in fuel efficiency Engine misfiring Stalling A knocking or pinging noise Increased exhaust smoke Rough idling Decrease in overall performance As soon as you notice any of these engine warning signs, it's important to get your vehicle into the experts here at Desi Auto Care at your earliest convenience. IGnoring an engine issue can lead to more damage, costing you more in repairs. The sooner we get to the bottom of the problem, the better! Give us a call with any questions or feel free to stop by our shop during operating hours today.