Check Engine Light Diagnosis

Ford Check Engine Light Diagnosis in Lancaster, PA

It can be frustrating when you see that pesky check engine light turn on. You may feel inclined to ignore it, but you shouldn't. That light indicates that there is a problem with your vehicle. Putting off getting it serviced can cause small problems to develop into larger, more costly repairs. When you see that light come on, bring your vehicle to the service center at Chapman Ford of Lancaster for a check engine light diagnosis. Certified technicians will find out what the issue is so that it can be corrected. Many customers come from the nearby communities of Salunga-Landisville, East Petersburg, Fruitville, Manheim, and Neffs for quality Ford service.

Your Ford Vehicle's Check Engine Light

Your vehicle's computer engine management system is designed to notify you when it finds an issue with one of its systems. This is normally a lit icon on the instrument panel. For most vehicles, when the indicator light comes on and is steady, this means there is a minor issue with the vehicle. A flashing indicator light means that there is a significant failure of a vehicle system. Each time that the indicator light is triggered, the computer stores a fault code that can be retrieved by technicians. This helps technicians to quickly identify what the problem is.

Reasons your Ford Check Engine Light Might Trigger

The reasons that the check engine light can be illuminated are varied. It can range from a loose gas cap to engine failure. Even if your vehicle seems fine, it's still important to find out what's wrong. The most common reasons include:

  • Worn spark plugs

    The spark plugs may be worn and need changing.
  • Defect with the mass airflow sensor

    When this is the cause, the air filters may need to be changed.
  • Defective oxygen sensor

    This sensor is designed to measure the amount of oxygen in the exhaust system.
  • Odometer readings

    Older vehicles often trip the check engine light when important maintenance tasks need to be taken care of based on mileage.
The check engine light can be mistakenly triggered. Many gas additives can cause faulty oxygen sensor readings, for instance.

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Chapman Ford Lancaster, PA

1485 Manheim Pike
Directions Lancaster, PA 17601

  • Sales: (855) 406-2637
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Chapman Ford of Lancaster Service Center

When your vehicle's check engine light, bring it to our Lancaster, PA service center for diagnosis. It's important to have your vehicle inspected, even if you suspect it may have been falsely triggered. You could prevent a more serious issue from developing. We understand that it can be frustrating in today's busy world when you see that light come on. Realize that it could indicate a serious issue. We'll work quickly and efficiently to correct the problem. We are committed to providing the services you need to keep you safe on the road. When you need a check engine light diagnosis, come see us!


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