WHAT DOES THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON YOUR BMW DASHBOARD MEAN?

Check BMW Engine Light

BMW owners know that when the check engine light comes on your dashboard, you should take your vehicle in for BMW service and inspection to determine the source of the problem. While check engine lights could be triggered by something as small as a lose gas cap, they could also indicate a larger BMW repair such as a leaking exhaust or fuel system.

Unlike other lights that pop on the dashboard to indicate that its time for your routine BMW service, the check engine light is often associated with some sort of BMW repair. The light will appear one of two ways on your dashboard to indicate the type of problem your BMW is experiencing. A steady light means that you should take your BMW in to your local BMW-certified mechanic in Brandon. A flashing light means that you need to pull over and turn off your vehicle immediately because the problem is serious. You might need to have your vehicle towed to your local mechanic if your check engine light is flashing.

Here are a few things to look for when your check engine light appears, according to Motorist:

  • The conditions of the battery and charging system are critical to the proper operation of the electronic control system. Both should be routinely checked by measuring cranking and engine running battery voltage
  • Make sure the battery rating meets at least the minimum cranking amperage (CA or CCA) requirement for your vehicle
  • The fan/alternator or serpentine belt on your vehicle is an integral part of the charging system. Belts should be inspected for signs of wear and proper adjustment
  • Loose or corroded cable ends may prevent your battery from maintaining a full state of charge

At Auto Works of Brandon, we can help you repair and service your BMW to make sure your vehicle is running smoothly. Our mechanics are licensed and certified BMW specialists in Brandon, FL, located just outside of Tampa. Call us today to schedule your BMW service or inspection.

Auto Works of Brandon
119 Central Dr Ste B
Brandon, FL 33510

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