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TLC Auto & Truck Repair Service Center

230 NY-109, Farmingdale, NY 11735

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Monday - Friday

7:30AM–5:00PM

Check Engine Light Repairs

Serving Long Island since 1991. Give us a call we are happy to assist you.

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LEARN ABOUT YOUR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT

Why this little icon is the most important part of your dash

Whenever you start your vehicle, you may notice several icons on your dash panel, including your check engine light, come on for a moment. This is normal, as it usually means that your vehicle is testing the circuits for each of these indicators. The problem occurs when one or more of the lights stays on after this process is complete. 

 

Wondering what your check engine light means? While this warning light can indicate a variety of problems, an experienced auto service technician can usually figure it out fairly quickly. When you come to us with a glowing or flashing check engine light, our team members will conduct a series of diagnostic tests to help us understand what’s going on with your vehicle. Then, we’ll come up with some suggested next steps to help you solve the problem as efficiently and affordably as possible—with the highest-quality service and parts. 

 

Once your repair is complete, we’ll also show you how to reset your check engine light. That way, it will be ready to go the next time there is a problem.

TLCs Reputation

TLC Auto & Truck has been around since 1991, so we’ve had thirty years to build our reputation. Our customers love us because we’re experienced, quality oriented, honest, and reliable. You will too.

COAST ON THE BENEFITS FROM YOUR ENGINE REPAIR

Once your engine problem is corrected, we make it easy for you to keep your vehicle in top condition with these additional services:

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AUTO REPAIR SERVICE

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AUTO GLASS REPAIR & REPLACEMENT

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FULL-SERVICE TUNE-UPS

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OVER 30 YEARS OF QUALITY SERVICE

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WHY CHOOSE US

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FLEET
MAINTENANCE

We are well-equipped for fleet repair and maintenance. We currently work with fleet management companies: Element, ARI, LeasePlan, Ge Capital.

Free pick up and drop off

FREE PICK-UP & DROP-OFF*

No second vehicle? No worries. we’ve got your back, we’ll pick you up and drop you off for free!

*within 10 miles

30 years of experience

30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

We’ve been reliably repairing cars, trucks, trailers, and RV’s for almost 30 years.

we repair everything

WE REPAIR EVERYTHING

There are no gimmicks here. We tell you what needs to be fixed and get the job done.

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GENUINE
SERVICE

Authenticity is our brand. Bringing you complete and genuine service with a smile.

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24 MONTHS & 24K MILES

Guaranteed (most) repairs for 24 months or 24K miles, giving you peace of mind.

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WHY IS YOUR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON?

If your check engine light flashes on your dash panel, this usually means there is a serious problem with one or more parts of your engine. Some common reasons include:

 

  • Sensor Failure

These sensors help maintain your vehicle’s safety and efficiency by monitoring things like exhaust, emissions, and air flow. When the sensors go bad, the check engine light may be the only obvious sign, which is why it’s important to get that checked out right away. 

 

  • Loose/Damaged Fuel Cap

This problem could be a simple fix: just tighten your gas cap and reset the engine light. If the light comes back on, you know that there is either additional damage to the cap or some other engine-related problem. 

 

  • EGR Valve/Catalytic Converter Issue  

Similar to the previous problems, the EGR valve and catalytic converter helps reduce harmful emissions released by the operation of your vehicle. Failure to repair or replace these parts can cause serious environmental and health hazards.

 

  • Spark Plug/Battery Issue

Since these parts keep the rest of your vehicle going strong, it’s important to replace them whenever necessary. Your mechanic can determine if this is the reason your check engine light is on. 

 

  • Vacuum Leak

While this issue is not always dangerous, it can significantly affect your vehicle’s power and fuel efficiency. Other than the engine light, there may be no apparent sign of this problem. 

 

If your check engine light is blinking, this is usually a sign that your engine is misfiring. This means that unburned fuel is likely moving into your exhaust system. This is a serious issue that should be addressed right away. Be sure to contact your service provider for more information.

HOW WE TAKE CARE OF YOUR ENGINE

Since our founding in 1991, we have been proud to give every client all of this and more:

 

Expert Techs – With over 30 years of engine repair experience, our team confidently provides solutions for every issue—and is ready to answer all of your questions. 

 

One-Stop Shop – We offer a full range of comprehensive services, so you never have to go anywhere else for engine repair. 


Community Based – With a convenient location in Long Island, New York, we’re right down the road whenever you need us.

 

Reasonable Rates – Our shop is well-stocked with high-quality parts and tools, so your job gets done right—and you don’t ever have to order expensive parts from elsewhere.

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THE BENEFITS OF CHECK ENGINE LIGHT REPAIRS

IMPROVED SAFETY

Many engine problems can cause dangerous issues with your vehicle—or be dangerous on their own. That’s why it’s crucial that you seek professional service as soon as your check engine light comes on, especially if it’s flashing.

HEALTHIER PLANET

Many of the issues that trigger your check engine light to come on indicate a problem with the sensors or seals that control the emissions caused by your vehicle. A malfunction in any of these areas can do serious damage to the environment.

BETTER EFFICIENCY

Among other things, issues with your spark plugs, battery, and vacuum seals can also affect the fuel efficiency and power of your vehicle. These problems are not always obviously apparent, so the check engine light is a powerful tool to alert the vehicle owner of the problem.

HOW TO PREVENT PROBLEMS WITH YOUR ENGINE

Once you get your engine back online, you can keep everything running smoothly by:

Every month, you should be sure to check your oil, interior lights, exterior lamps, turn signals, and tires for optimal performance. Your owner’s manual may have other suggestions on what to inspect, and when. You can perform these yourself, or seek out a trusted service provider to do it for you.

Performing prompt and proper maintenance on your vehicle is crucial to prolonging the life of your vehicle. Check your owner’s manual to see when maintenance should be performed and when certain parts should be replaced. Following this schedule can prevent unnecessary, expensive repairs.

Finding a trustworthy, reliable mechanic is the first and most important step for any vehicle owner. That way, you never have to deal with searching for a service provider after things have already gone wrong.

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PROBLEM WITH YOUR ENGINE?

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Time to get some expert help

Is your check engine light on? TLC Auto & Truck Repair Service Center can help you figure out why! Our shop has been in business since 1991, owned by family and service our community with excellent service, every time. 

 

Stop in and see us at:

230 NY-109

Farmingdale, NY 

or give us a call at:

(631) 201-5755 

 

and we’ll be happy to take care of you!

HONEST & RELIABLE REPAIRS

Don’t compromise on safety for yourself or others on the road. Drop by our shop, schedule an online appointment today or give us a call

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does an engine repair cost?

The cost of an engine repair varies, depending on the make/model of the vehicle, the reason your check engine light is on; and the policies of the individual shop.

How long does it take to complete an engine repair?

It can take anywhere from one to several hours to complete an engine repair. The duration may vary depending on the service center’s schedule; the make and model of your vehicle; and the reason why your check engine light was on.

How do I maintain my engine repair?

There are a few steps you can take to make the most of your latest repair. These steps include inspecting the vehicle regularly, performing regular maintenance, and returning to your trusted mechanic at the first sign of trouble.

How do I find a repair shop near me?

If you’re in the New York area, come see us! We’ve been around for over 30 years, giving Long Island drivers the service they need, with specialty knowledge on a variety of makes and models. If you’re going somewhere else, reach out to us anyway; we’ll try to recommend a local auto service center, based on our extensive experience.

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