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    My Check Engine Light Went On—Now What?


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The “check engine light” is one of the few car troubles virtually all Fayetteville drivers panic about, but the mechanics at the Sun Chevrolet service center are here to help. First: don’t panic. Then:

  1. Pull over to the side of the road or find a parking lot.
  2. Read this guide.
  3. Visit your trusted service center as soon as possible.

We can’t answer this specifically until a technician can investigate your vehicle, but these are some of the most common causes for a check engine light to turn on:

Reason

Potential Risks if Unserviced
Oxygen sensor replacement warning

  • Lower fuel economy
  • Spark plug and catalytic converter damage
Loose, damaged, or no gas cap

  • Lower fuel economy
Airflow sensor replacement warning

  • Won’t pass emission test
  • Worse performance and efficiency
Catalytic converter replacement warning

  • Damage to catalytic converter, oxygen sensors, spark plugs, etc.
  • Worse performance and efficiency
Spark plug replacement warning

  • Worse performance and efficiency
  • Damage to plugs, catalytic converter, oxygen sensors, ignition coils

 

 

How to Reset a Check Engine Light

Many of our Syracuse drivers have asked us how to reset a check engine light, but that’s not really a question we can answer for two reasons:

  • Resetting a check engine light won’t fix the problem, and it will eventually turn back on.
  • Simply turning off the light means a driver won’t worry as much about fixing a potentially serious problem.
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Why is My Check Engine Light Blinking?

Depending on your make and model, your light could be blinking for the same reason someone else’s check engine light could turn on and stay on. It could also be an intermittent problem or something that only occurs during start-up. In short, if your check engine light is flashing or blinking, you should take it as seriously as your check engine light being on.

Check engine light

 

 

Can I Troubleshoot My Check Engine Light?

One of the most common reasons the check engine light comes on is a failure to tighten the gas cap well enough, so that’s the first thing you should check. If you’re a good DIY handyperson, then you might be able to take care of some of the other fixes (hopefully with genuine parts), but otherwise it’s a good idea to bring it to a pro near Utica who can read the particular system code and investigate what the problem could be.

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Bring Your Car in For Service Near Utica

The longer your check engine light is on, the more damage the problem could do to your vehicle, and we don’t want that. If your check engine light has turned on recently, bring your car in for service at Sun Chevrolet, where we have a full team of factory-trained and certified Chevrolet technicians who can run diagnostics tests, handle repairs, and get your car running again in no time — you can even schedule your service appointment online or contact our service team with questions including what the signs of needing a new car include, or what to do if your air conditioning isn’t cold. If you think it might be time to say goodbye to your current vehicle, check out our list of 10 tips for selling your car online!

 

Sun Chevrolet Service Specials

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Brakes & Rotor Special

Expires: November 30, 2018
$295 per Axle
  • Parts & Labor Included
  • Save $30.00!
  • Was $325.00

OP Code: 35***BRKSPECIAL

 

Cost is $295 per axel on most makes and models. Some restrictions may apply. Must present coupon to receive discount. One per customer. Not valid with other coupons, offers or on prior services. Valid at all 3 Sun Service Centers. Expires 11/30/18

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Oil Change & Tire Rotation Special

Expires: November 30, 2018
$49.95
  • Receive an Oil Change & Tire Rotation
  • Save $20.00
  • Was $69.95

OP Code: 01***LOFROT

 

Must present coupon to receive discount. One per customer. Not valid with other coupons, offers or on prior services. Valid at all 3 Sun Service Centers. Standard 4 wheel tire rotation. Synthetic blend oil change only. Does not include full synthetic oil change or oil changes on Diesel engines. Over 6 quarts of oil extra.
Expires 11/30/18

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Military Discount

Expires: November 30, 2018
10% Off ANY SERVICE

OP Code: 01***MLTARYDISC

Must Present Coupon and valid Military ID to receiver offer. Not Valid with other coupons, offers or on prior services. Valid at all three Sun Service Centers. Expires 11/30/18

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Mature Car Club

Expires: October 31, 2018
10% off SERVICE

On vehicles older than 2009 or with more than 100,000 miles.

OP Code: 01***MATURECAR

Up to $100 max value. Excludes maintenance. Must present coupon to receive discount. One per customer. Not valid with other coupons or on prior services. Valid at all 3 Sun Service Locations. Expires 11/30/18

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Heating System Diagnostic

Expires: November 30, 2018
$95.00

Diagnostic of Electrical & HVAC Controls

  • Save $20.00
  • Was $115.00

OP Code: 10***HEAT

Must present coupon to receive discount. One per customer. Not valid with other coupons, offers or on prior services. Valid at all 3 Sun Service Centers. Expires 11/30/18

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Emissions Service Check

Expires: November 30, 2018
$95.00

Complete Engine Diagnostic Check

  • Save $10.00
  • Was $105.00

OP Code: 38***SES

Additional diagnostic cost may apply based on results from initial report. Must present coupon to receive discount. One per customer. Not valid with other coupons, offers or on prior services. Valid at all 3 Sun Service Centers. Expires 11/30/18

 

 

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