The Check Engine light is never something vehicle owners want to see, and yet it comes on far too often in many cases. Fortunately, BMW owners won’t see as many problems as other vehicle owners, thanks to the premium craftsmanship put into these machines. That doesn’t mean that things can’t still go wrong, of course.
What should you do when your Check Engine light comes on? The first thing should be to bring your car into the experienced team at Euromotive, where we can perform a full BMW Check Engine light diagnostic scan and identify the root cause of the problem and get your Beamer back in good condition in less time. Plus, the sooner you address warning lights, the less likely you are to sustain further damage.
There are endless reasons that your BMW may display a Check Engine light warning. It could be something as simple as a loose gas cap, or something as serious as a head gasket that’s about to blow—either way, you should treat it like the latter and get help sooner than later. A quick diagnostic scan takes seconds and can usually identify the problem, or at least narrow it down.
If there’s a more complex issue afoot, further testing and screening may be required, but Check Engine light issues are generally quick fixes, so long as they’re addressed promptly. Common issues include:
Of course, you’re not going to be able to just know what’s going on until you have things checked out. We recommend that you stop by our shop right away so that we can diagnose and repair the issue quickly and effectively. Our trained technicians have the tools to get the job done right and will give you the chance to get more out of your BMW with our expert-level service.
The way that the light came on or the way that it’s acting when you operate the vehicle could help you narrow down what’s going on. For example, if the light only comes on in certain conditions and you notice simultaneous changes in performance, you probably have something that’s on the verge of failing and you should have it addressed immediately.
If the light is always on, the diagnostic system has determined that something is wrong and needs addressed ASAP. If there is also a performance issue, you need to get it in sooner than later.
In the event that your Check Engine light is blinking constantly while driving (not flickering or coming on and going off intermittently, but steadily blinking), you should stop driving immediately and have your vehicle towed in for service.
Regardless of what the issue might be, you can use our online scheduler to make an appointment, or just give us a call at (954) 944-2779.
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