I’ve been riding around for more than a few months with a check engine light on. Fortunately for me it’s just out of view because the steering wheel and my drivers seat are positioned perfectly to hide it. Lol.
This positioning doesn’t mean I didn’t used to worry every time I drove the car everywhere other than to my trusted mechanic. For the record, I used to worry about lots of things including the engine light until I took my car in for an oil change and asked my mechanic “what’s that light about?” He assured me that the light, at the time, meant that BMW wanted me to come in for some unneeded maintenance.
The lesson that I learned is to trust my barber. There’s an old saying that you don’t ask your barber if you need a haircut because you will be told that you need one. For those of you who have jokes about my hair and know I cut my own hair, I think you get the point I am really making. A trusted adviser is one who creates a YOU WIN / THEY WIN. It’s about having a mutually beneficial relationship.
I guess I better go get my check engine light checked because I don’t want my light to be the boy who cried wolf and then there really ends up being a wolf under the hood.