Warning Lights / Engine Management Lights (EML)

Warning lights, also known as Engine Management Lights (EML), have a very important job to do. They can indicate an issue with one of the electronic systems or engine. They can be alarming and it’s easy to go into panic mode, assuming the worst, but that’s where we’re here to help. As soon as an Engine Management Light appears, we recommend contacting us. Often, catching the issue early can help keep costs down and any bigger or underlying faults can be dealt with accordingly. We can help keep the stress away by taking your car in and getting to the root of the issue.

We have different types and levels of diagnostic software at our workshops. We use these to perform a full system diagnostic health check, which will allow us to advise you what is bringing certain warning lights on. Also, it can help us to plan for needed repairs.

Understanding the Signs

Warning lights could come on for various reasons, so when you bring your vehicle to us, we’ll be able to identify the issue and create a plan to get the fault repaired. Sometimes the diagnostic software is enough to rectify the issue entirely. 



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Any repairs or replacements are made with prior consultation.

Respond quickly to warning lights

Warning lights often indicate the beginning of an issue, so it’s best to address the issue before it turns into something more serious.

Frequently asked questions about warning lights

We get the same questions from many of our customers so rest assured you are not the only one who needs a little bit of guidance when deciding what is best for your car. 

Unless there are other symptoms that’s something’s wrong, you can continue driving to your destination. But you should then get your vehicle looked at as soon as possible, to avoid risking further damage to your car.

There is a variety of warning lights, in different colours. Here is a handy guide to what they mean. 

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Our garages provide services to the following areas:

Ardleigh, Alresford, Boxted, Braiswick, Brantham, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Dedham, East Bergholt, Elmstead, Elmstead Market, Freighting, Great Bentley, Great Bromley, Great Horksley, Greenstead, Langham, Lawford, Lexden, Little Bentley, Long Ridge, Manningtree, Mistley, Parsons Heath, Rowhedge, St John’s, Stanway, Stratford St Mary, Tendring, Thorrington, West Bergholt, Wivenhoe, Wix, Wrabness, and all other surrounding areas.

Our garages provide the following services in Colchester:

  • Car Air Conditioning Service
  • Car Battery and Key Fob Batteries Repair
  • Car Brake Repair
  • Class 4 MOT
  • Class 7 MOT
  • Clutch Repair
  • EML or Warning Lights Assessment and Repair
  • 0% Car Repair Finance
  • Full Vehicle Service
  • Interim Service
  • Light Commercial Vehicle Service
  • MOT Reminder
  • Motorhome Service
  • Steering and Suspension Repair
  • Timing Chain/Belt Repair
  • Tyre Replacement and Tyre Repair
  • Wheel Alignment