Check Engine Light On Service FAQ Information at Carter Subaru Ballard in Seattle, WA

Why is My Vehicle's Check Engine Light On? | Service FAQs at Carter Subaru Ballard

When that amber check engine light illuminates in your car, don't panic! It doesn't necessarily mean your engine is about to experience a catastrophic failure. A check engine light can happen for a multitude of reasons - including something as minor as a loose gas cap. Determining what exactly causes your check engine light to come on can be tricky. That's why our service technicians are factory trained in all things Subaru while equipped with the advanced tools needed to read the codes responsible for the check engine light coming on. We can help you diagnose the problem fast, and recommend an affordable approach to any necessary repairs.

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Check Engine Light and Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Your vehicle has a built-in computer that constantly monitors all the critical systems of your powertrain, exhaust, brakes and more. When the computer detects a problem it can't solve, or something else unusual, it'll illuminate the check engine light (NOTE: if your check engine light is blinking, that does indicate the potential for a severe, imminent maintenance issue. It's a good idea to get your vehicle to our service center as quickly and carefully as possible). When you take it to our service center, we'll connect to your vehicle's computer, and retrieve the diagnostic trouble code. That tells us what your vehicle thinks is wrong - but the root cause could be underlying maintenance issues upstream from the source of the check engine light. The only way to be sure is to have your vehicle evaluated by a professional. And who better than the experienced pros at Carter Subaru Ballard?

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More Questions? Don't Hesitate to Ask the Experts at Carter Subaru Ballard

If you have more questions about the care and maintenance of your Subaru, the pros in the service and parts centers at Carter Subaru Ballard can help! These vehicles have developed a reputation for being durable and reliable for a reason: With proper care, there's practically no road you can't conquer in a well-equipped Subaru. Our service experts quite literally know your Subaru inside and out. Give us a call to ask any questions or schedule any maintenance you need performed, or simply visit our dealership located at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107.

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Honest, Hassle-free Service from Factory-Certified Subaru Experts at Carter Subaru Ballard

At Carter Subaru in Ballard, we're in it with our customers for the long haul. Whether you bought your Subaru from us a decade ago, a year, a month, or from somewhere else entirely, we want to earn the business of maintaining your Subaru. We proudly stock OEM parts, tools and chemicals so the job gets done correctly, to manufacturer specifications, every time. And our parts department is staffed by knowledgeable, friendly associates who can help you find the component you need for your project, whether it's as simple as new wiper blades or as complex as a total engine overhaul. We're proud to be the Seattle metro area's home for Subaru sales, parts and service since 1960.

Carter Subaru Ballard

5201 Leary Ave NW
Directions Seattle, WA 98107

  • Sales: (206) 782-7475
  • Service: (877) 835-5240
  • Parts: (877) 884-0162
  1. Carter Subaru Ballard

    5201 Leary Ave NW
    Seattle, WA 98107

    • Sales: (888) 843-2701

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