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Category Archives: BMW Check Engine Light

Understanding BMW’s “Service Engine Soon” Light

What to Do There is nothing quite as stressful as driving down the road and hearing an unfamiliar “ding,” only to realize it’s your BMW’s check engine light. If you’re not used to the light (and hopefully, you aren’t), you may be unsure of how to handle the situation. Use this small guide from the pros at Central Import in Toronto, ON to help you determine what to do next. Deciding Whether to Pull Over Whether or not you pull over depends on what else is going on. If the light comes on but the car is driving well and there is no indication that the engine is overheating, it’s likely safe to keep driving until you get home. Most of the time, a “check engine” light coming on doesn’t mean the car is having an imminent problem but that one could be on the horizon. You should still schedule service as soon as possible. Signs of Imminent Danger Sometimes, there is a ... read more

Understanding BMW’S Check Engine Light

What You Can Do Nothing generates more stress and questions than your BMW’s check engine light. Designed to inform you of problems that are going on within your vehicle, it fails to let you know what the specific problem is. This has caused thousands of drivers to ask questions such as “is my vehicle safe to drive?” and “is my car going to break down?” Although knowing what to do once the light is on can be tricky, there are a few hints it gives you that should point you in the right direction. The next time you see the check engine light in your BMW vehicle, keep these tips in mind! Color of the Light In many BMW models, the check engine light will inform you of the severity of the problem. The next time you see the light, pay attention to how the icon is colored. If it’s an orange/amber color, that indicates a minor problem going on in your vehicle and you won’t notice a huge c ... read more