In Houston, Texas
Eric's Car Care in Houston, TX, helps put your mind at ease. Check engine lights indicate that your car needs maintenance. By 1996, all cars had onboard computers that read trouble codes and displayed them to the driver. With the help of our OBD-II computer system, our mechanics can quickly and efficiently diagnose what's wrong with your car, and they'll use their technical skills to find the best solution.Get a quote
Check Engine Light
Multiple reasons can cause the check engine light. Often, a loose gas cap is to blame. Onboard computers send trouble codes if you don't tighten them properly after fueling up. You likely have a more severe problem if the check engine light stays on:
O2 sensors may be failing. The oxygen sensor measures unburned gas. After a specific mileage, the system tends to fail due to high temperatures. O2 sensors have multiple codes based on their status, so it is crucial to check this code for diagnosis.
Our ASE-certified technicians at Eric's Car Care in Houston, Texas, can diagnose and repair engine problems on most makes and models. We can handle diesel engines. Once the light turns on, come to 5820 Kirby Drive in Rice Village.
Damaged or defective catalytic converters can cause the check engine light to come on. The catalytic converter reduces carbon monoxide emissions. Testing for emissions requires an efficient catalytic converter. If you drive with a damaged converter, you could blow a head gasket and fail an emission test. Let our technicians save you money And get back on the road by replacing your catalytic converter.
Mass airflow sensors can also trigger the check engine light. Air is measured by the sensor, as its name implies. This device also determines the fuel consumption. Malfunctioning sensors trigger the light. You should clean the sensor or replace it.
Something may be wrong with your spark plugs. The trouble codes will indicate misfiring spark plugs. In most cases, they need to be replaced. Injected fuel injectors and ignition coils could also cause the problem.
Vehicle RepairsBook Appointment
an ASE-certified technician will describe all the issues in detail, or even show you in person. We’ll also give you a cost estimate for any repairs we recommend. You’ll make the ultimate decision before we get started.
We never settle for anything less than long-lasting
We never settle for anything less than long-lasting repairs completed by experienced technicians. Our services include repairs and maintenance on your entire vehicle, from bumper to bumper.
Pay attention to how your car operates as you drive
A lack of control at high speeds is another indicator. Additional symptoms
we always recommend placing shocks and struts at the same time
Visit us today for professional computer diagnostics and car repairs.
You can wait in our comfortable lobby or get a lift back to work or home in our courtesy shuttle.
When Should You Schedule
A Maintenance Service?
Most manufacturers recommend full service every 30,000-60,000 miles (or 3-5 years)
Service the car when noticing any performance issues, such as decreased fuel efficiency, strange noises, or difficulty starting the engine
Check Engine Light
Service the car immediately when "check engine" light comes on to avoid serious, costly repairs and environmental damage
Long Trip Preparation
Service the car before a long trip to prevent breakdowns, including oil change, tire rotation, brake check, fluid level check, and general inspection.