Boise Check Engine Light

If you’re driving and you notice your car’s check engine light (CEL) has come on, it’s usually not a cause for alarm. The light is telling you the vehicle’s onboard diagnostics has detected a problem with the fuel, ignition, emissions or exhaust system. Fortunately, if you live or work in or around Boise, check engine light service is nearby when you visit the Edmark Toyota Service Center.

In most cases, the check engine light isn’t a sign of a serious problem. It may be something as minor as a loose gas cap. On the other hand, there are times when the check engine light is alerting you to a more serious problem. When your check engine light comes on, don’t delay. Take your car to Edmark Toyota for CEL diagnosis near Boise.

When the check engine light comes on, it will usually be a steady light. This means there’s a problem that needs to be addressed, but it’s not critical. Your car may have a broken sensor, or it may need new spark plugs. If the check engine light is illuminated but steady, bring your car for service as soon as you can. At the Edmark Toyota Service Department, we’ll diagnose the problem and fix it quickly.

CEL Testing & Diagnosis Near Boise

A flashing check engine light is a sign of a serious problem. If the light comes in and it’s flashing, bring it right to our service department. If you’re not near a service center, pull the vehicle over, turn it off and contact roadside assistance. A flashing check engine light usually means the ignition system is misfiring, which causes unburned fuel to be dumped into the exhaust system. Left unchecked, this condition can damage the catalytic converter, which is an expensive part to replace.

If the check engine light is steady, check the gas cap. Tighten a loose gas cap. If the gas cap is missing or damaged, replace it. Then wait a couple of days to see if the light goes off.

Once you’ve eliminated the gas cap as the culprit, bring your vehicle to the Edmark Toyota Service Center. We’ll use state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose the problem. Common issues that will cause the check engine light to come on include a broken catalytic converter, a damaged oxygen sensor, a faulty mass airflow sensor or bad spark plugs. Once we locate the cause of the problem, we’ll fix it quickly to get your car back on the road.

You may think your vehicle is running properly while the check engine light is on, but don’t ignore it. Procrastinating can make the situation worse, and some problems that cause the light to come on will cause a drop in performance and fuel economy.

Call the Edmark Toyota Service Department if your car’s check engine light comes on. We’ll make an appointment for you right away. Our service technicians have the experience to take care of the problem quickly.

We’re located at 15933 N. Idaho Center Blvd. in Nampa, just about 20 minutes from downtown Boise. Visit our website for our hours of operation and directions to our dealership.