Subaru Check Engine Light Service Information in Seattle, WA

Check Engine Light Service - Common Services Available at the Carter Subaru Ballard Service Department

Schedule a check engine light service at Carter Subaru Ballard in Seattle, WA

You can't fix something unless you know what's broken - and that's where your vehicle's check engine light comes in. In a modern engine, almost every component is electronically monitored to make sure it's working as intended. If something's not, the engine computer stores that information and activates the check engine light. That means, when your check engine light turns on, your engine is letting you know it's detected something unusual that should be looked at by a professional technician.

What Caused my Check Engine Light to Activate?

Don't worry - the check engine light can be intimidating, and you might be worried the engine will be severely compromised and expensive to repair. However, that's often not the case. The check engine light will even activate due to something as quick and easy to fix as a bad gas cap or an electronic sensor that has gone bad.

However, rest assured that, if there is some major trouble brewing in your engine, the check engine light will turn on so you can get your Subaru serviced before the problem gets any worse.

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How Soon Should I Bring my Subaru In When the Check Engine Light Comes On?

Since driving with a damaged engine can cause more damage the longer you drive it, we always recommend heading to our service department as soon as you're able once the check engine light turns on. However, if the vehicle still drives smoothly and is safe to operate, you can continue to drive the car safely for a day or two until a window opens up in your schedule.

That being said, if your check engine light is blinking, that means that catastrophic engine failure is imminent! In that case, it's a good idea to visit our service center immediately. If you're more than a few minutes' drive from our service department, give us a call and we'll help you connect with a towing company, so your Subaru doesn't sustain any more damage.

Here at Carter Subaru Ballard, our factory-trained service team has the tools and know-how to get your repairs done right. We'll connect our advanced code readers to your vehicle, and download all the information your vehicle's computer has stored about what's gone wrong in the engine. Then, we'll take that information, diagnose your problem and recommend a long-term solution.

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Schedule your Carter Subaru Ballard Service Visit

To schedule your next service appointment, visit this page right here on our site. Just pick the perfect time for you, and we'll look forward to meeting you and your vehicle then. You can also give us a call to speak with a service advisor about any questions that you might have. Or, just visit our service center at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107. Walk-ins always welcome!

Home of the Hassle-Free Service Experience since 1960 - Carter Subaru

Here at Carter Subaru Ballard, we're your partners in caring for and maintaining your Subaru vehicle. A Subaru is truly built to last, and we'll help it last even longer while looking and driving its best. Our factory-trained technicians will use OEM and Subaru-authorized parts to give you the very best possible quality. Reach out to us with all your Subaru service questions and concerns! You'll see that our prices are competitive with local garages and service chains.

  1. Carter Subaru Ballard

    5201 Leary Ave NW
    Seattle, WA 98107

    • Sales: (888) 843-2701

Map Data
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From the South
-I-5 northbound - Take Exit 167 on the left for Mercer Street toward Seattle Center.
-After going through the tunnel move to the right lane, take a RIGHT at the stoplight (Fairview)
-LEFT at the stoplight (Valley St), move to the far right lane.
-RIGHT at the second stoplight (Westlake Ave N), Lake Union should be on your right.
-Follow Westlake and stay in the right lane and take the Fremont Bridge to the right.
-After crossing the draw-span of the bridge take a LEFT at the second stoplight (Fremont Place).
Follow Freemont place for aprox. 1.5 miles which will turn into Leary Ave.  After going under the Ballard bridge the road will bend to the right and Carter Subaru Ballard will be on your left in a couple blocks.

Carter Subaru Ballard

5201 Leary Ave NW
Directions Seattle, WA 98107

  • Sales: (206) 782-7475
  • Service: (877) 835-5240
  • Parts: (877) 884-0162

Service Hours

  • Monday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 08:00am - 05:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
Seattle Subaru Service, Car Repair & Maintenance at Carter Subaru Ballard