I think we can all agree that a check engine light scare is nearly at the top of the heap when it comes to driving-related nuisances. At first you panic because you don't know whether it's an indication something serious or minor is at hand. Soon thereafter you find yourself getting anxious about how much getting it checked out will cost. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 ways Vehicle Mind ensures any encounter with your car’s check engine light will be smooth sailing from here on out:

1. It tells you the severity level of your check engine light

You’ll get an easy-to-read 1 to 5 severity rating, including the issue’s potential effect on your vehicle and the suggested repair solution. You’ll immediately know whether it is safe to drive a few kilometers or not, right from your smartphone.

2. You’ll avoid unnecessary visits to the garage

Check engine lights can sometimes be caused by something as simple as a loose gas cap. You unfortunately won’t know this until after you’ve spent time and money on a garage appointment. Because Vehicle Mind tells you exactly what’s wrong you can avoid unnecessary visits to the garage. It’s like having a virtual mechanic on your smartphone.

3. But if a garage visit is required, it tells you what’s wrong before you do

If the issue behind your check engine light is something you can’t fix on your own, not only does the app help you find a trusted mechanic, the diagnostics information provided by the app saves you the stress and fear that usually come with getting the issue diagnosed at a garage.

4. It also saves you money

Between $75 and $100 in scanning fees that is. Vehicle Mind user Cedric recently let us know: “Vehicle Mind saved me money! It scanned my car’s issues so the mechanic didn’t need to. My appointment ended up costing me less as a result.” And just like that your Vehicle Mind subscription pays for itself.

5. Need help? Access to roadside assistance is available 24/7

Unfortunately not all emergencies can be prevented. If you’re stuck in a rut--whether literally or figuratively-- Vehicle Mind provides easy one-click access to roadside assistance directly from your app.

6. Bonus: You can contact our mechanic hotline

Have any questions you need desperate answers to but don’t have time to book a garage visit? We just launched a Vehicle Mind mechanic and service hotline, included with your subscription at no extra cost.

Whether it’s maintenance challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic or wanting to keep your car in great condition, Vehicle Mind puts you in control of your car’s maintenance and safety. If you haven’t already, give us a visit here so you too can enjoy total piece of mind.