What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?

September 21st, 2019 by

Volkswagen Service Center in Denver

Any light on your dash can be a cause for concern, but the dreaded “check engine” light can indicate a more serious issue with your Volkswagen. The check engine light is programmed to alert your to any malfunction with your vehicle’s emissions, ignitions, and fuel or exhaust systems. Our VW dealer in Denver can tell you more about what to do when you see this particular icon illuminated.

What To Do When You See The Check Engine Light

When you first start your VW, the check engine light and other warning lights will flash before promptly turning off. If the light in the shape of an engine stays illuminated, don’t panic immediately, as the fix could be something as simple as tightening your gas cap. A loose cap can trigger this light, so take a second to give it a turn and see if that resolves the issue and turns the light off. You may also want to try replacing your gas cap if you find it is worn out.

Because the check engine light could signal an issue with integral components of your Volkswagen car, crossover, or SUV, it is important to address this light when it turns on by scheduling service at our VW dealer in Denver. Ignoring it may end up costing you more in repairs down the line, as you may be doing additional damage by continuing to operate your VW vehicle, such as aTiguan or Beetle, with its existing issue. Certain issues can also compromise your fuel economy, primarily if the check engine light is signalling a problem with a bad spark plug or a faulty sensor.

Schedule Service at Emich Volkswagen in Denver

If the check engine light is blinking on your dash, schedule with our service center in Denver as soon as possible.  A blinking or flashing light is your Volkswagen’s way of telling you a more serious issue is at hand. Our trained professionals can diagnose the issue triggering your check engine light and help you get the service you need to ride safely and smoothly again.

For more information or with any questions about the warning lights in your Volkswagen, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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