Spencer's Automotive
Spencer's Shell

Tel: 206-244-2697

1418 SW 107th St Seattle WA 98146 us

What does it mean if my “check engine” or “service engine soon” light comes on? 


There are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicle’s engine performance and emissions. When one of these fails, the “check engine” light is illuminated. Although your car may seem to run fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems or failure of emission tests.

Is it really necessary to replace my timing belt at the manufacturer recommended interval? 

YES. The failure of a timing belt in many cars can result in major engine damage. The cost of repairing an engine with a broken timing belt is much greater than the cost of a timing belt replacement.