Visit Lexus of Calgary, AB for Check Engine Light Diagnosis Service
The dashboard of your Lexus has many indicator lights, and the check engine light can often be one of the most stressful. At Lexus of Calgary, serving Chestermere and Airdrie, we want to make your Lexus experience as stress-free as possible. If that light comes on, visit us and we’ll help.
What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?
The check engine light doesn’t refer to one specific problem. Instead, it means that something in your vehicle needs attention. Essentially, the light tells you that there’s a problem in a system that the computer is normally able to correct, but it is currently unable to correct it on its own. Some of the most common causes of the check engine light range from trouble with the spark plugs to a bad mass airflow sensor, from thermostat problems to clogged fuel injectors. To know for sure what the problem is, our technicians will have to interface with your vehicle’s computer and check what code it’s putting out.
What Should I Do When the Check Engine Light Comes On?
An illuminated check engine light means that you should have your vehicle checked out, since ignoring a check engine light can lead to expensive damage. However, it’s usually not an emergency. In general, there’s no need to pull over immediately or call for a tow truck. If the light comes on, there’s one thing we recommend checking before you take any other steps: the gas cap. This light can be triggered by a loose, missing, or cracked gas cap. If your gas cap is loose, try screwing it in and seeing if that sets things right. If not, schedule service and bring your Lexus in as soon as you can. However, there is one exception. If your check engine light is not steady, but is flashing, it means that your vehicle is at immediate risk. Most often, this means that there’s a misfire in the engine, which can cause irreparable harm to the catalytic converter. This is an expensive problem to fix, so a flashing check engine light does mean you should pull over somewhere safe as soon as you can and then call for a tow truck.
If Your Check Engine Light Is On, Schedule Service at Lexus of Calgary, Near Okotoks
If this light turns on in your dashboard, schedule your next appointment at Lexus of Calgary. When you get here, you’ll be glad you did! While our technicians check the code, you can enjoy amenities like fresh-baked cookies, a complimentary coffee bar, and even massage chairs! We look forward to serving you at Lexus of Calgary.
Complimentary Lexus of Calgary Amenities
- Free Wi-Fi
- Courtesy Loaners
- Courtesy Transportation Shuttle
- Business Workstations
- Quiet Room
- Parts & Gear Boutique
- Complimentary Beverage & Coffee Bar
- Complimentary Snacks
- Newspapers & Magazines
- Massage Chairs
- Certified Technicians
- Genuine OEM Parts
- Express Service Department
- Comfortable Waiting Area
- State-of-the-Art Facility
- Extended Hours
- Saturday Service Hours
- Home / Office Pick-up & Delivery
- Fresh Baked Cookies
- Flat Screen TVs
- Nail Salon