Checking Your Check Engine Light

July 12th, 2016 by

Wrench and EngineHere at Chevrolet of Homewood, we’re happy to be able to offer expert maintenance and service and that includes checking your engine light. If your check engine light has shown up then don’t wait around, thinking it will just shut off or get better—it won’t. Once your check engine light comes on, it means that something serious has gone wrong and it needs to be checked out by a professional who can see what the error code means, so it can be addressed!

Check Engine Lights

If you’re determined to check your engine light yourself, it is possible to purchase an expensive code reader. Once you get the code reader then you have to look up the code and see what it means. Even then, it might not be obvious what you need to do to make the light go off and make your car run like normal. We don’t recommend trying to figure out check engine light codes yourself.

While a check engine light doesn’t always mean that you have a serious issue with your engine, it does always mean that you should have the code checked. A check engine light can mean something as simple as a loose gas cap, but it can also mean much more serious things that might lead to more expensive problems down the road if they aren’t addressed.

If your light is flashing that means your engine needs serious attention ASAP. More often than not, when your check engine light is on, it means that you need service that most people do not have the skills, tools, or capability to do themselves. These repairs often include engine related hardware, such as the oxygen sensor, the catalytic convertor, the spark plugs, or the mass airflow sensor. Don’t know how to replace those things? Then you probably want to have Chevrolet of Homewood take a look!

Visit Chevrolet of Homewood Today

We’re happy to check any and all service or error codes your car is giving you. Stop by our service center at 18033 S. Halsted St. in Homewood, IL to take care of all of your maintenance needs or schedule service online now. Chevrolet of Homewood is the leading Calumet City and Chicagoland area Chevy dealer and we want to help your car run like new, so visit us today!

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