The check engine light is a bittersweet concept. You can drive around comfortably knowing your vehicle will alert you to a problem, yet if the light does come on, it can cause quite a bit of stress. Thoughts of costly repairs and inconveniences will pop into your head. At Matthey Automotive in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, we love to alleviate worries. So don’t panic if the dashboard warning illuminates; bring your car, truck, or SUV into our shop at 1931 Olney Avenue #400. Our ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians will take care of it for you. Although the check engine light can induce stress if it flares up, try seeing it as a caution sign instead. This little “red flag” is unique and covers a wide range of possible problems. It’s likely going to assist you in taking care of a minor issue, thus preventing major repairs. We suggest you not hit the panic button right away, but don’t hold off on bringing it to us to assess the situation. You’ll be relieved to know that it’s often the result of a loose gas cap. Try tightening it up, and driving around for several minutes. If the light goes off, you’re good to go! If it doesn’t, it could be due to a rise in the temperature of the catalytic converter, or a problem with the spark plug, or oxygen sensor. In any case, the only hasty decision you should make is to bring it to our repair shop in Cherry Hill.