Why has my engine management light come on
There is no specific fault indicated by engine management light when it is on. But, it is present to alert you for sure and there is one or more than one issue for which it may want to alert you. In the majority of the cases, when the engine management light is on it is to indicate exhaust emissions. But, some issues are more serious compared to others.
What you should know?
The engine management light is directly connected to the main computer of the car and it is called ECU or engine control unit. There will be sensors present around the exhaust system and engine and ECU collects information from them.in case if they send some wrong or serious data, then ECU triggers engine warning light.
In this situation, if the car is running, then you can drive slowly and take it to some mechanic nearby. But based on the issue, the car will reduce the speed and sometimes it is almost a crawl.
How to switch off EML?
There will be instructions to follow and these will be present in the vehicle’s handbook. But remember that if you didn’t fix the issue, it will come again. Once the issue is resolved, technicians will anyway reset it.
Selling the car when the light is on
In the majority of the cases, the issue behind engine management light on can be very simple. So, it is better to think about fixing it before selling the car. But, in case if it is connected with big issues, then you may have to invest a huge amount. For example, it can be due to some faults in exhaust parts then the bills will shock you. So, it will not be an economic repair.
These are the major things you should understand about engine management light on. Either it is simple or serious issues, it is better to consult an experienced car garage as soon as you see the light is on.