The ultimate guide to dealing with a check engine light

One of the most common issues when it comes to cars is the dreaded flashing check engine light.

When you see that your check engine light is flashing, it can be absolutely heartbreaking.

And it can be even more devastating when you have no idea how to repair a flashing check engine light.

But, fear no more.

Innova is here, with the ultimate guide to dealing with a check engine light.

So, to solve your flashing check engine light related queries, just read on!

Why is my check engine light on?

Let’s assume that you’ve seen the dreaded check engine light flashing.

Maybe you’re wondering why it’s doing that in the first place, so let us fill you in.

The flashing of the check engine light is your vehicles way of informing you that there is an issue with your car.

Specifically with your emission related area of the car.

When you see your check engine light lit up and steady, then it usually means that the issue isn’t an emergency, but you should still get it checked out.

However when you see a flashing check engine light, it means things are quite a bit more serious.

This is usually an indication of a severe engine misfiring, which can cause severe damage to your vehicle that is EXPENSIVE to repair.

Possible solutions for a blinking check engine light

So, you’ve got a check engine light that’s flashing in your car. How do you go about fixing it?

Well, you really have two options.

Firstly, you could go to your local mechanic for a vehicle diagnostic.

This will usually result in you paying more than you should for the repair, meaning you lose money that we don’t think you should lose.

What we suggest you do is take something of a DIY approach.

Here at Innova Electronics, we’re the people who wrote the book on producing shop quality diagnostic and repairs at home.

And we’d like to show you how you can do this and save money and time on going to the local car mechanic.

How to repair a flashing check engine light

Of course, if you’re reading this you decided that you wanted to repair your check engine light without breaking the bank.

And the way to do this is to pickup a high quality, affordable hand held tool.

The exact tool we suggest for this type of operation is the Innova 5510.

At just $294.00, this tool is an absolute bargain.

As well as being a high quality tool for mending a flashing check engine light, it also has the following features:

– SMOG check LED indicators

– ABS Diagnosis

– Code Severity Levels

– 365 day warranty

– Entitlement to the best customer service, from ASE certified technicians

– Access to our top of the line companion app that provides accurate information on what repairs are needed, how to do them, and how much they cost.

And perhaps most importantly, with the purchase of this diagnostic tool you receive the RepairSolutions2 app for FREE, meaning you can find out the costs and repairs needed for your particular issue.

To pick up this tool, and the FREE companion app, click here.

What to do next.

After you’ve purchased the tool, you’ll need to follow a couple of steps to further identify what needs to be fixed, and how much parts will cost.

1 – Download the RepairSolutions2 app.

The first thing that you need to do is download the Repair Solutions2 App.

This is the premium in automotive diagnostic companion apps, and you receive it for FREE with your innova tool purchase.

This app will pinpoint what exactly you need to do in terms of repairs and how much these repairs will cost.

To download this app, just click one of the buttons below.

3 – Get Report
Setup your account with your tool by following the instructions here.

Then create the report following the directions here.

You should receive a report that appears similar to the one below.

Viewing the repairs and costs for your vehicle

1 – Tap the Engine Element
Make sure your engine is switched on, and then tap the ‘engine’ key here.

2 – View your repair
Your Engine report will display.

Providing you information on the code, the fix needed, and the parts needed for repair.

After looking at this you should be aware of what repairs are required to fix the check engine light, and how much it will cost.

Need help? Then no worries. Just call up our customer service line of ASE certified technicians and we’ll be happy to help!