1995 Mitsubishi Mirage mileage: 70,900. This morning, my check engine light came on and stayed on. I don't know what's wrong with it. This is my first car. I tried to take it to a repair shop, but was told to take it to a Mitsubishi dealership. Do dealerships fix cars or should I just take it to a different repair shop?
Try a different repair shop that has the proper equipment. The check engine light will light when there is a malfunction in the engine management system. The fault code is then stored in the computer. The computer must be scanned to retrieve these stored faults to pinpoint the malfunctioning component. Because the check engine light indicates something is wrong, a trip to you neighborhood automobile service center sooner rather than later is recommended.