Subaru Check Engine Light Service

What Might a Check Engine Light Be Telling You?

If you live in or near Columbus or Dublin, Ohio, and own a Subaru your next move should be to take it to Germain Subaru of Columbus so one of the certified technicians can read the computer code that will tell them what is wrong and repair it. In most cases, there's no reason to rush there that very moment. Nor should you just ignore it and hope it won't come next when you start your engine.


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What if the Check Engine Light is Flashing?

If it's flashing, it signifies something major has happened. In most cases, the engine is misfiring, and unused fuel is pouring into the exhaust system, which is heating the catalytic converter. Should you ignore it and drive on, you could have an expensive catalytic converter repair on your hands and/or a vehicle fire. While it is possible to drive very slowly in some cases, it's more probable that you will be doing even more damage and adding to your repair expenses. What you should do is pull off the road as soon as you can do so safely, then call for a tow truck to take it to Germain Subaru.

What if the Check Engine Light is Steady

If it's a steady light, it could be something as insubstantial as the fact that you left your gas cap unsecured the last time you filled up. Or it could be a potentially serious problem that will only grow worse if you wait too long to have to come in and have a technician read the code. Quite often, they will report the new parts that you need:

  • fuel injector
  • ignition coil
  • spark plugs
  • thermostat
  • mass airflow sensor
  • oxygen sensor
  • evaporative emissions purge solenoid
  • evaporative emissions purge control valve
  • catalytic converter

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Some of these will require more time than others, but you can wait in Germain Subaru's service center with acomfortable WiFi-enabled customer waiting lounge stocked with complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks, magazines, and newspapers, and equipped with a flat screen.TV. But if your workday doesn't allow you to be away too long, you can request a loaner car or take advantage of their Saturday Service hours.

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Germain Subaru of Columbus

1395 Auto Mall Pkwy
Directions Columbus, OH 43228

  • Sales: 614-618-0023

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed

Complimentary Dealership Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Multi-Point Inspection
  • Courtesy Loaners
  • Rental Cars Available
  • Children's Play Area
  • Parts & Gear Boutique

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