2382-A Lanier Road, Rockville, VA 23146
Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm
We will be closed on 11/25, 11/26, and 11/27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday
As you drive along, a certain yellow light may appear on your dash. The check engine light could be a big or small problem for your vehicle, depending on its root cause. Just because the light has come on doesn’t necessarily mean something is gravely wrong with your vehicle’s engine. At Stephen’s Automotive in Rockville, Virginia, our team of ASE-certified technicians will give your vehicle the twice over to determine the problem. Not only is our work of the utmost quality, but we also treat your car like our own. Our service team has the latest diagnostic tools to pinpoint the root cause of the check engine light. Between our tools and experience, we can handle any type of vehicle. Whether you have the latest Audi or a pre-owned Dodge, we can take care of it all.
When your car is in our shop, our technicians will run a series of diagnostic tests to see if the vehicle has a fault code. In many modern cars, vital engine components are monitored by computer. If the computer suspects a problem, it will throw a fault code, thus illuminating the check engine light. The reason behind the light can range from a loose gas cap to a failing catalytic converter. Hopefully, it falls closer to the former than the latter. If it’s as simple as a gas cap or thermostat, we can replace the part, and the fault will be cleared. If the problem is much more serious, it may require further diagnosis. Whichever the case may be, our service team will handle it with professionalism. Not only that, we guarantee that we will not return your vehicle until it is safe for the road.
Once we have discovered out the reason for the check engine light, we’ll guide you through the next steps of the repair. The source of the check engine light may require further diagnosis. The decision on how far our technician goes is entirely up to you. We don’t want to feel pressured to make a repair unless you want to. However, if the problem is such that a repair is necessary, our service advisors will give you the best options on how to move forward. Once the repairs are done, the fault code will be cleared. Our technician will take the vehicle on a final test drive to make sure everything is functioning normally. Once that is completed, your vehicle will be brought out front for you to pick up. If you spot your check engine light coming on, feel free to give us a call at (804) 749-4421. Stephen’s Automotive is located at 2382-A Lanier Road in Rockville, Virginia. Our shop is right across from the Stone Center. Our team is ready to take on the challenge!