Warning lights are always scary when they pop up on your dashboard. Questions instantly pop into the mind of the car owner. What does this light mean? Will I be okay to keep driving? 

Our Ford dealer, in Springfield, is here to answer your questions and ease your mind on what you should do if you see one of your car's warning lights come on.

Check Engine Light

Your engine keeps your car running, so when this warning light pops up it's very important. As one of the most crucial components of your vehicle, Springfield drivers should be aware of how their car may feel or act when this light turns on.

Your vehicle may experience

  • Decreased power
  • An irregular idle
  • Your engine running rough
  • No response when you push down on the accelerator 

The reason for these conditions and the check engine light being on may be caused by a few different things. 

  • Malfunctioning Spark Plugs
  • Loose of Faulty Wires
  • Bad Oxygen Sensor
  • Damaged Catalytic Converter

What You Should Do

If the check engine light comes on or any of the other warning lights, such as temperature, battery, oil pressure, or fuel, you should first open the hood to see if there is any steam coming out. You should also inspect underneath your car to try and see if there are any leaks or drips. 

If any of these signs are apparent bring your vehicle in for service at our Springfield Ford service center. Our experienced Springfield Ford technicians will run a full diagnostic inspection to determine the issue, and hopefully, catch the problem before it becomes a costly repair. It is a good idea to always come in right away so the problem can be resolved quickly, and possibly save you money.


You can schedule a service appointment with us at Springfield Ford or contact us for any further questions you may have.

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