Check Engine light, Drive Train Malfunction, Malfunction indicator lamp.  What do they mean? Are they important? Is my car safe to drive?

 A check engine light alone does not communicate the importance of the issue or wether it is going to cause an immediate mechanical breakdown.

A check engine light can come on for a variety of reasons, Here are a few of the most common reasons for a check engine light/drivetrain malfunction message

1)Misfire (bad coil or spark plug)

2)Loose gas cap

3)Bad oxygen sensor

4)Inefficient catalytic converter

5)Evap codes

If your check engine light has come on recently, it may be a good idea to bring your car in and have it checked out by a professional.  They will be able to tell you why the light is on, if it’s important, and if it needs to be fixed right away. At L&M Foreign Cars we carry state of the art equipment to properly scan and diagnose your vehicle, whether it be A BMW, AUDI , Land Rover, Mini Cooper or Mercedes.

If your check engine light is on and you’d like to get it checked out give us a call or stop on by.

IMPORTANT PRO TIP:    When a check engine light is accompanied by an overheating message, it is vital to pull the car over as soon as possible and shut off the engine. Shutting off the engine before it overheats can save you thousands in repairs.

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