What To Do When Your Subaru's Check Engine Light Is On

No one wants to get behind the wheel of their Subaru and see the check engine light turn on. It can be tempting to ignore this light, but Kirkland-area drivers should resist this temptation. The team at the Eastside Subaru service team can help. Bring it in to our experts or try out these helpful tips.

Why Does the Check Engine Light Turn on

The good news is that if your check engine light comes on in Redmond, it may be minor. If the light is steady, check that your gas cap is tight. If this doesn't fix it, you should schedule a service visit, but it's not an emergency.

A blinking light does indicate an emergency that must be addressed immediately.

Is it Safe to Drive my Subaru with the Light on?

You shouldn't drive around Bothell indefinitely with the steady check engine light on. Your Subaru's performance and efficiency may be affected.

With a blinking light, driving could be dangerous. You may need to have your car towed instead of driving it to be serviced by our Subaru maintenance experts.

How to Turn the Light Off

You should not attempt to clear the check engine light until whatever has caused it gets addressed. However, once the problem is solved, the mechanism sometimes needs a reboot to make it turn off the light.

You may simply need to wait. After driving around Woodinville for a few days, the light sometimes clears on its own. If that doesn't work, try turning the ignition on and off several times for a second or two. If neither works, bring your Subaru to our service professionals at Eastside Subaru.

Eastside Subaru can take care of your Check Engine Light

Here at Eastside Subaru, we can identify and fix the problem causing your check engine light to come on. We want to ensure Seattle-area Subaru drivers are as safe and efficient as possible. Give us a call in Seattle and schedule a service appointment today.

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    Kirkland, WA 98034

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