When some of us see that check engine light come on, we immediately panic. At Uptown Auto Specialist in Orleans & Jefferson Parish, our auto mechanics would like you to relax and leave the auto repairs to us instead. We have the tools and know-how to figure out what’s causing the check engine light to be on.

Back in the day, the check engine light was a lot simpler. Now that cars have become fully computerized, a check engine light could mean a variety of things. So before you stop the car, dig out the manual in the trunk, or hit the internet, think about it. Sure, that check engine light could mean a loose gas cap, but at Uptown Auto Specialist, our auto repair mechanics are educated in the computer systems that run your vehicle and can pinpoint the exact cause of trouble with much more precision. Sometimes when people in the Orleans & Jefferson Parish area try to force that check engine light to turn off, they make the problem worse.

If your check engine light is on, please come in to see us. At Uptown Auto Specialist, we have all the diagnostic tools, plus the education, to focus in on the exact cause of your check engine light. Just like when you’re at the doctor’s office and they run a test, the check engine light indicates that we have to run more tests on your car, and that can cost a little extra. We want you to be prepared because that does take time and equipment to diagnose. Our auto repair mechanics receive a lot of training so that you can have the benefit of our education. And we love being students!

What do the people around Orleans & Jefferson Parish think of Uptown Auto Specialist? Here’s a five-star review from a happy customer you might like:

“Had problem with a dealership , they could not find the problem why my car would sometimes not start. Brought it in to dealer at least 4 times said they could not find what the problem was. Brought it to Uptown Auto and they found the problem the 1st time, it was the starter. Problem solved.” -- George R.

Whether you have a check engine light issue or need some maintenance for your vehicle, we’d love you to call us. We’re just one mile from Tulane and Loyola Universities. Please contact us with your questions or to schedule an appointment. Or drop by our shop Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5 PM. Uptown Auto Specialist is conveniently located at 501 River Road, Jefferson, LA 70121.

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